Free Shipping in Australia on over 5 million books in stock
Family Sayings By Natalia Ginzburg

Family Sayings

Used Price
$37.99
inc. GST
Free Shipping in Australia

Only 1 left


Family Sayings Summary


Family Sayings by Natalia Ginzburg

Hailed upon publication as a groundbreaking memoir, giving the form "a new dimension, new possibilities, and . . . an aspect that is entirely new" (Times Literary Supplement), Family Sayings is Natalia Ginzburg's masterpiece and a classic of contemporary Italian literature. Although it asks to be read as fiction, the author, one of Italy's finest twentieth-century writers, admits that it is highly autobiographical. The book spans the period from the rise of Fascism through World War II (in which her first husband perished at the hands of the Nazis) and its aftermath. Its subject is the other people in Ginzburg's family. 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. Family Sayings 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. Winner of the Strega Prize--Italy's Pulitzer for literature--this intimate and candid portrait is no less relevant today than when it was first published in 1963.

Customer Reviews - Family Sayings


Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in Australia
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

Additional information

GOR008229377
Family Sayings by Natalia Ginzburg
Natalia Ginzburg
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Skyhorse Publishing
2013-09-05
181
1611457963
9781611457964
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.