"King deals intelligently with [the] mix between Deledda's real life and fiction ... [she] illuminates without demystifying the contrasting impulses and experiences from which Deledda spun her legends."
Journal of Modern Italian Studies

"An important potential starting point for anyone who does not know Deledda and her work. Martha King knows her subject...

''Contributes to the freeing of Deledda's image from mainstream stigmatization and add to our understanding of the complexity of the writer's literary and cultural project. '' Modern Language Review