English Translation of Lettera a un bambino mai nato Published by Rizzoli in , Letter to a Child Never Born was quickly translated and sold in twenty-seven countries, becoming an extraordinary world success. It is the tragic monologue of a woman speaking with the child she carries in her womb. This letter confronts the burning theme of abortion, and the meaning of life, by asking difficult questions: Is it fair to impose life even if it means suffering? Would it be better not to be born at all?
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Shelves: feminism-feminist-undertones , european-literature , novellas-short-novels-short-stories , non-fiction-ish , arc-netgalley , italy-ancient-rome , by-women-who-matter , releases , gender-studies-sexuality Once in a while, I stumble upon an unheard of book written by someone who expresses everything I have ever felt and says it as eloquently and without any reservations as I would hope to someday.
And I realize once again why reading is so vital to my existence. Only literature helps me make my peace with all the ugliness in the world and infuses me with the strength to carry on with whatever futile everyday doings I busy myself with, in the hope that someone somewhere has summarized the greater Once in a while, I stumble upon an unheard of book written by someone who expresses everything I have ever felt and says it as eloquently and without any reservations as I would hope to someday.
Only literature helps me make my peace with all the ugliness in the world and infuses me with the strength to carry on with whatever futile everyday doings I busy myself with, in the hope that someone somewhere has summarized the greater human condition with profound empathy and sensitivity for me to derive my solace from. Oriana Fallaci makes no pretensions in this book. Is there one? And not just that. When do we say that life comes into being? At the moment of conception or in the ninth month and, in some cases, the seventh month when the foetus actually becomes viable?
Is it okay to overlook the importance of the life of a full-fledged person of flesh and blood, with her own place in the world, taking only into consideration the hint of possibility of life that has taken roots inside of her? Oriana Fallaci writes with a poetic flair, fearlessly lending her voice to many questions which nearly all of us specially women battle with in solitude over a lifetime, but are often unable to articulate these ideas in front of an audience in fear of backlash by a predominantly conservative society.
Probably not. She is as humane and prone to error as any one of us, which is why it is most important to acknowledge that our established notions of life, death and motherhood could be just as flawed.
Letter to a Child Never Born Quotes
Papa - MCD CD Introduction : The choice of this book at the start was merely for the purpose of completing the required number of titles from which Prof. Elmer Ferrer can choose to be my subject of review. It had been a journey. And as all are, had not been smooth all thru out. I swung from agreement to disagreement, from feeling good and bad, from knowing and then not. To finish the read in itself was a challenge.
Letter to a Child Never Born
Letter to a child never born