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Partisan diary : a woman's life in the Italian Resistance, Ada Gobetti ; translated and edited by Jomarie Alano

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Partisan diary : a woman's life in the Italian Resistance
Title
Partisan diary
Title remainder
a woman's life in the Italian Resistance
Statement of responsibility
Ada Gobetti ; translated and edited by Jomarie Alano
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Ada Gobetti's Partisan Diary is both diary and memoir. From the German entry into Turin on 10 September 1943 to the liberation of the city on 28 April 1945, Gobetti recorded an almost daily account of events, sentiments, and personalities, in a cryptic English only she could understand. Italian senator and philosopher Benedetto Croce encouraged Ada to convert her notes into a book. Published by Giulio Einaudi editore in 1956, it won the Premio Prato, an annual prize for a work inspired by the Italian Resistance (Resistenza). From a political and military point of view, the Partisan Diary provides firsthand knowledge of how the partisans in Piedmont fought, what obstacles they encountered, and who joined the struggle against the Nazis and the Fascists. The mountainous terrain and long winters of the Alpine regions (the site of many of their battles) and the ever-present threat of reprisals by German occupiers and their fascist partners exacerbated problems of organization among the various partisan groups. So arduous was their fight, that key military events--Italy's declaration of war on Germany, the fall of Rome, and the Allied landings on D-Day--appear in the diary as remote and almost unrelated incidents. Ada Gobetti writes of the heartbreak of mothers who lost their sons or watched them leave on dangerous missions of sabotage, relating it to worries about her own son Paolo. She reflects on the relationship between anti-fascist thought of the 1920s, in particular the ideas of her husband, Piero Gobetti, and the Italian resistance movement (Resistenza) in which she and her son were participating. While the Resistenza represented a culmination of more than twenty years of anti-fascist activity for Ada, it also helped illuminate the exceptional talents, needs, and rights of Italian women, more than one hundred thousand of whom participated"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1902-1968
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gobetti, Ada
Dewey number
  • 940.5345092
  • 940.5345092-W
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gobetti, Ada
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Italy
Label
Partisan diary : a woman's life in the Italian Resistance, Ada Gobetti ; translated and edited by Jomarie Alano
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
List of Acronyms -- Map -- Introduction -- 10-12 September 1943 -- 13 September-16 November 1943 -- 17-23 November 1943 -- 24 November 1943-23 March 1944 -- 24 March-1 April 1944 -- 2 April-25 June 1944 -- 26 June-4 July 1944 -- 5 July-14 November 1944 -- 15-27 November 1944 -- 28 November-25 December 1944 -- 30 December 1944-26 February 1945 -- 27 February-25 April 1945 -- 26-28 April 1945
Control code
FIEb17638185
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 357 pages
Isbn
9780199380541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)873763410
Label
Partisan diary : a woman's life in the Italian Resistance, Ada Gobetti ; translated and edited by Jomarie Alano
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
List of Acronyms -- Map -- Introduction -- 10-12 September 1943 -- 13 September-16 November 1943 -- 17-23 November 1943 -- 24 November 1943-23 March 1944 -- 24 March-1 April 1944 -- 2 April-25 June 1944 -- 26 June-4 July 1944 -- 5 July-14 November 1944 -- 15-27 November 1944 -- 28 November-25 December 1944 -- 30 December 1944-26 February 1945 -- 27 February-25 April 1945 -- 26-28 April 1945
Control code
FIEb17638185
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 357 pages
Isbn
9780199380541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)873763410

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