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Letter to a Child Never Born e-book

Author:

Oriana Fallaci

Language:

English

Category:

Fiction

ePub size:

1150 kb

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Rating:

4.3

Publisher:

Pocket (September 1, 1982)

ISBN:

0671451626

Letter to a Child Never Born e-book

by Oriana Fallaci


Translated from the Italian. Letter to a Child Never Born

Translated from the Italian. Letter to a Child Never Born. Letter to a Child Never Born is a powerful novel about a woman expecting a child. Honesty that scalds while it illuminates. No one will read it unmoved’ - COSMOPOLITAN. Fallaci strips truth down to its naked bone’ - NEW YORK TIMES.

Letter to a Child Never Born (Italian: Lettera a un bambino mai nato, 1975) is a novel by Italian author and journalist Oriana Fallaci. It is written as a letter by a young professional woman (presumably Fallaci herself) to the fetus she carries in utero; it details the woman's struggle to choose between a career she loves and an unexpected pregnancy, explaining how life works with examples of her childhood, and warning him/her about the unfairness of the world.

28 quotes from Letter to a Child Never Born: ‘You belong neither to God nor the state nor m.

28 quotes from Letter to a Child Never Born: ‘You belong neither to God nor the state nor me. You belong to yourself and no one else. Letter to a Child Never Born Quotes Showing 1-28 of 28. You belong neither to God nor the state nor me. Oriana Fallaci, Letter to a Child Never Born.

Oriana Fallaci makes no pretensions in this book. The other day I had lost unborn child, I read this book again. Doesn't sugar-coat her attempt at shaking the very rigid walls that make up the citadel of patriarchy, doesn't shy away from tackling the entire spectrum of burning issues which if you proceed to discuss with friends and acquaintances even now in 2013, will earn you the raised eyebrows of some, urgently conducted hushed discussion of your 'morals as a woman'. 4 people found this helpful.

1 Oriana Fallaci was an Italian journalist.

Published by Rizzoli in 1975, Letter to a Child Never Born was quickly translated and sold in twenty-seven . When the book begins, the protagonist is upset after learning she is pregnant

Published by Rizzoli in 1975, 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. When the book begins, the protagonist is upset after learning she is pregnant. She knows nothing about the child, except that this creature depends totally and uniquely on her own choices. The creation of another person directly within one's own body is a very shocking thing.

Published by Rizzoli in 1975, Letter to a Child Never Born was quickly translated and sold in twenty-seven countries, becoming an extraordinary .

Published by Rizzoli in 1975, Letter to a Child Never Born was quickly translated and sold in twenty-seven countries, becoming an extraordinary world success. The creation of another person directly within one’s own body is a very shocking thing.

Yet Fallaci concludes that the reason for being born is that life itself will never die. An exposition of grim intensity unmodulated by wit or much warmth-but given the Fallaci name and current preoccupations, assured of an audience.

to a Child Never Born (Italian: Lettera a un bambino mai nato, 1975) is a novel by Italian author and journalist Oriana Fallaci The book sold four million copies worldwide. It is written as a letter by a young professional woman (presumably Fallaci herself) to the fetus she carries in utero; it details the woman's struggle to choose between a career she loves and an unexpected pregnancy, explaining how life works with examples of her childhood, and warning him/her about the unfairness of the world The book sold four million copies worldwide

infobox Book name Letter to a Child Never Born title orig Lettera a un bambino mai nato translator John . Lettera a un bambino mai nato, 1975) is a novel by Italian author and journalist Oriana Fallaci

infobox Book name Letter to a Child Never Born title orig Lettera a un bambino mai nato translator John Shepley image caption Letter to a Child Never Born s cover author Oriana Fallaci illustrator cover artist country Ital. Lettera a un bambino mai nato, 1975) is a novel by Italian author and journalist Oriana Fallaci. It is written as a dialogue between a young professional woman and the fetus she carries in utero; it details the woman's struggle to choose between a career she loves and an unexpected pregnancy. The English translation was first published in 1976. The book sold four million copies worldwide. As of January 2007, it is out of print.

A pregnant woman who regards motherhood as a responsible, moral choice prepares for her child's birth by remarking upon and examining her ambivalent feelings toward herself, her society, and her unborn child
Domarivip
Oriana Fallaci is often labeled 'feminist', but as also this writing proves it, she is instead an honest, open, sometimes daringly self-assertive, other times painfully vulnerable and exposed, but always true to herself woman and a writer. There is not even a shred of pretense or hidden agenda behind her words. Right or wrong for you or the masses, it doesn't matter, she doesn't care. She puts it as she sees it or as she feels it.
Her philosophical reasonings are crisp clear, yet femininly emotional and soft. "Letter to an unborn child" (I believe that is or should be the correct translation of the title) is a profound coming of age book and a sophisticated comment on womanhood and motherhood. Fallaci is open and honest about her selfdoubt and even fears, yet she is unapologetic about her feelings and absolutely fearless in opening up her soul and putting it down on paper. It is an inspiring and enriching book whether you are 18, 40 or 80; whether you are a woman discovering or doubting yourself or a person investigating the most basic philosophical questions of life and it's meaning.
"Letter to an unborn child" is a beautifully written and masterfully crafted book that defies genre. It is a poetic prose and a philosophy book that is suspenseful and keeps you guessing to the end. It is a must read for all ages and sexes.

English is not my native language so please forgive the mistakes. I could not wait to post a review after I saw the negative comment of the "unbiased" reviewer" who admits has not even read the book.
Modimeena
So many memories with this book, it was my first one in the Italian language, I was very happy to find it here in America too. Oriana Fallaci was a wonderful writer, and this book is just awesome.
Clodebd
This is an intense, moving book.
Nnulam
I read this book many years ago and can't express how moving it was for me and I also agree with other reviewer...how sad it is out of print.
Vivaral
I read this book years ago and have never forgotten it.
It's about a professional woman with an unexpected and difficult pregnancy. Her conversations with her unborn child are touching.
I don't want to spoil it for you so I'll leave it at that.
I enjoyed it thoroughly, and am disappointed to see that it's out of print.
Granirad
Great book

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