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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.

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. Natalia Ginzburg grew up in Turin, Italy, where she worked as a publisher and writer.

She was an acclaimed author whose works received the Strega Prize and the Battuta Prize. She passed away in Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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About the Author Natalia Ginzburg grew up in Turin, Italy, where she worked as a publisher and writer. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Share your thoughts with other customers.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I enjoyed this book a lot, especially since it was for nztalia world literature class discussing the Mediterranean. It’s a great insight into the daily lives of Italian citizens as Mussolini is in power.

Often times, we get the image of Italy as purely Fascist during Mussolini’s reign, but this book provides a look into the resistance and how anti-Fascists lived during the time.

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It does, however, move very slowly, and there is not very much direct discussion of political issues. Political remarks are more like asides that develop characters. Most interestingly–and frustratingly for me–the narrator is absent as an active character in the novel.

She observes and is rarely ginzburv as doing anything. One reading of this might suggest that she intentionally removed herself due to the trauma of growing up in Fascist Italy; regardless, it’s a challenging narrative technique to read.


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