Natalia Ginzburg: A Voice of the Twentieth Century

By Angela M. Jeannet and Sanfuinetti Giuliana

© 2000

A prominent and prolific Italian writer, Natalia Ginzburg (1916-1991) is known for her novels, plays, short stories, and essays. This collection brings together, for an English-speaking audience, a variety of critical perspectives on Ginzburg's work.

The essays, all by North American scholars, examine the author's entire production. The topics examined include Ginzburg's struggle to define herself as a woman, a writer, and an intellectual; her interpretation of the relationship between historical events and private lives; her reflections on the women's movement and the changing nature of the family; and her mastery of a distinctly personal writing style. What emerges here is a nuanced and complex portrait of Ginzburg and her work. The reader is given a sense of the importance of her contribution, not only as a writer but as a witness to the events of the twentieth century. The volume also includes a chronology, a bibliography, and translations of some of Ginzburg's lesser-known writings, including three articles, a poem, and a one-act play.

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  • Series: Toronto Italian Studies
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.0in x 9.2in
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This collection brings together a variety of critical perspectives on Ginzburg's work for an English-speaking audience. What emerges is a nuanced and complex portrait of Ginzburg and her work.

Natalia Ginzburg: A Voice of the Twentieth Century

By Angela M. Jeannet and Sanfuinetti Giuliana

© 2000

A prominent and prolific Italian writer, Natalia Ginzburg (1916-1991) is known for her novels, plays, short stories, and essays. This collection brings together, for an English-speaking audience, a variety of critical perspectives on Ginzburg's work.

The essays, all by North American scholars, examine the author's entire production. The topics examined include Ginzburg's struggle to define herself as a woman, a writer, and an intellectual; her interpretation of the relationship between historical events and private lives; her reflections on the women's movement and the changing nature of the family; and her mastery of a distinctly personal writing style. What emerges here is a nuanced and complex portrait of Ginzburg and her work. The reader is given a sense of the importance of her contribution, not only as a writer but as a witness to the events of the twentieth century. The volume also includes a chronology, a bibliography, and translations of some of Ginzburg's lesser-known writings, including three articles, a poem, and a one-act play.

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Product Details

  • Series: Toronto Italian Studies
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.0in x 9.2in
  • Author Information

    Angela Jeannet is Charles A. Dana Professor of Romance Languages Emerita, Franklin and Marshall College.



    Giuliana Sanguinetti Katz is Professor, Department of Italian Studies, University of Toronto.

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