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The Resource The things we used to say, Natalia Ginzburg ; translated from the Italian and introduced by Judith Woolf

The things we used to say, Natalia Ginzburg ; translated from the Italian and introduced by Judith Woolf

Label
The things we used to say
Title
The things we used to say
Statement of responsibility
Natalia Ginzburg ; translated from the Italian and introduced by Judith Woolf
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"Here is a new translation of a classic of Italian literature, The Things We Used to Say asks to be read as fiction, though the author, one of Italy's finest contemporary novelists, admitted that it is highly autobiographical: "It should be read without asking more or less of it than a novel can give." In it she turns a novelist's devastatingly observant eye on her parents, her siblings, and her own childhood and youth to produce a ruthless, comic, and intimate portrait of a family living through dangerous times." "The book spans the period from the rise of fascism through World War II (in which her husband perished at the hands of the Nazis) and its aftermath. Natalia Ginzburg purported to be only a witness, a seismograph, a recording angel. Woven around the inconsequential, revealing remarks that are repeated in a family until they become its affectionate private code, rich in memory and association, this is one of the rare true evocations of a family in modern literature. The Things We Used to Say is at the same time a living history that documents the life of the assimilated Jewish Ginzburg family and the culture to which they belonged."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ginzburg, Natalia
Dewey number
  • 853/.912
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4817.I5
LC item number
Z4713 1999
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Woolf, Judith
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ginzburg, Natalia
  • Authors, Italian
Label
The things we used to say, Natalia Ginzburg ; translated from the Italian and introduced by Judith Woolf
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
41321496
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xiv, 210 pages
Isbn
9781559704670
Lccn
98073501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The things we used to say, Natalia Ginzburg ; translated from the Italian and introduced by Judith Woolf
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
41321496
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xiv, 210 pages
Isbn
9781559704670
Lccn
98073501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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