Nobel laureate Grazia Deledda's famous novel 'The Mother' in Malayalam translated by K Radhakrishna Varier. 'Amma' is an unusual book, both in its story and its setting in a remote Sardinian hill village, half civilized and superstitious. But the chief interest lies in the psychological study of the two chief characters, and the action of the story takes place so rapidly (all within the space of two days) and the actual drama is so interwoven with the mental conflict, and all so forced by circumstances, that it is almost Greek in its simple and inevitable tragedy.
Deledda's story involves three individuals: a priest and the young woman who falls in love with him, and the priest's mother. It is the mother, from a different generation, who must undergo the greatest change in the book and in the end make the greatest sacrifice.
Malayalam Title: അമ്മ
Size: Demy 1/8
Edition: 2011 November
- Publisher: Kairali Books / Kabani Books
- Category: Malayalam Novel
- Availability: Out Of Stock