Italian Teacher and passionate of foreign languages and culture, Rosy Maria Pitruzzello was born on June 18th, 1982, in the USA from an immigrant family of Sicilian origins. After a short stay, at the age of eight, she moved to Sicily with her family and it was there that she discovered her passion for ancient cultures, the Hellenistic and Roman, and for RomanceLanguages and Culture, in general. Linguistic, literary and philological studies soon became the backbone of her university studies and she graduated in Foreign Languages and Literature, with a concentration on English and French, at the University of Catania (2006).
She later earned an MA in Italian from Central Connecticut State University (2016).
2022 1-4955-0937-0 From the author's Abstract: "This study of comparative literature focuses its attention on a selection of literary works written by two Sicilian female writers who lived between the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, maria Messina and Elvira Mancuso.
"...this book analyzes and describes the literary and existential voices of the two pro-femininst writers through their heroines and characters, who fought against or humbly accepted and surrendered to the patriarchal restrictions and chauvininst society they belonged to. This is shown in the works Ragazze Siciliane and L/amore negato by Maria Messina and Una vecchia storia...inverosimile by Elvira Mancuso.