Marianna Maccioni has been "the resistant teacher" for her friends, colleagues, comrades and fans.More simply: sa mastra. On the contrary, her political detractors and all those who have never understood the innovation of her thoughts and her lifestyle, considered her as an irritating subversive or – as his husband reported too, the demoethnoanthropologistRaffaelloMarchi– as a fanatic. Leading a tragic life, already among her domestic vicissitudes (the death of her beloved father and of both her brothers, the gradual blindness of her mother), this figure of intellectual and activist that fought Fascism with pride and irony– whose exemplary punishment concerned jail and teaching interruption – was able to hinder, just using culture and freedom of ideas, the stupidity of a regime, a synonym of anti-humanism to her. In love with life in spite of everything, during her mature years she committed herself to the writing of her own autobiography, posthumously published and titled (as she had chosen) Il mioromanzo. La mia famiglia. The Scuola Media N.4 in Nuoro is dedicated to the memory of this indomitable woman, that since 1943 directed Sebastiano Satta's library too as well as a pioneer of a civil redemption, understood beyond the most obvious gender issues.