Chiara di Assisi. Praise of disobedience

It is the story of a meeting, this intimate and provocative book: among a great writer who made the word his instrument to tell reality and an intelligent and promious woman to which the word was denied. They could no longer be different, Dacia Maraini and Chiara di Assisi, the Santa who in the great history written by men has always lived in the shadow of Francis. Yet they are inextricably linked by the need to always express their voice. Chiara is twelve years old when she sees "the crazy" of Assisi undress in front of the bishop and the city. And beautiful, noble and destined to a great wedding, but that day his life lights up the fire of the call: he will follow the scandalous thirty-year-old from the ears to waves and will be collected from the world to embrace, in the solitude of almost prison existence, the Poverty and freedom not to own. Here's all the disobedience of Chiara, in this creative tear to the conventions of an era declined to the masculine. Because yesterday like today, having courage means for a woman thinking and choosing with his head, even through a fed silence of ideas. In this story, which sometimes becomes passionate, marked by dreams and continuous questions, Dacia Maraini traces for us the vivid portrait of a clear that before is a woman, then Santa from the tormented but happy body: a creature that has been able to give life to a revolutionary language and overcome the rules of his time ...

  • Author: Dacia Maraini
  • Format: Paperback, 14 x 22 cm
  • Pages: 253
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Necklace: Vintage
  • Year: 2014

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