Tears and smiles- Lacrime e sorrisi


-Have you any notion how many books are written about women in the course of one year? Have you any notion how many are written by men? Are you aware that you are, perhaps, the most discussed animal in the universe?Ch. 2 (p. 26)

When a subject is highly controversial — and any question about sex is that — one cannot hope to tell the truth. One can only show how one came to hold whatever opinion one does hold. One can only give one’s audience the chance of drawing their own conclusions as they observe the limitations, the prejudices, the idiosyncrasies of the speaker.Ch. 1 (p. 4)

(“A Room for One’s Own”, 1929 by Virginia Woolf)



-Avete idea di quanti libri si scrivono sulle donne in un anno? Avete idea di quanti sono scritti da uomini? Sapete di essere l’animale forse più discusso dell’universo?
-Chi mai potrà misurare il fervore e la violenza del cuore di un poeta quando rimane preso e intrappolato in un corpo di donna?

(da Virginia Woolf,  “Una stanza tutta per sè”,1929)



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