Natalia Ginzburg: A Voice of the Twentieth Century
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.
- Series: Toronto Italian Studies
- World Rights
- Page Count: 256 pages
- Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.0in x 9.2in
Author InformationAngela 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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