Buy Family Sayings Revised ed. by Natalia Ginzburg (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible. Family Sayings is Ginzburg’s memoir of growing up in a large, quirky family in the pre-WWII years and the family’s experiences during and after the war. Most of. Dive deep into Natalia Ginzburg’s Family Sayings with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion.

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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 nataliq 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 natslia product, ginzvurg 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?

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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 my 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, natalai this book provides a look into the resistance and how anti-Fascists lived during the time. 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 mentioned 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. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? A Place to Live: The Little Virtues Paperback. Pages with related products. See and discover other items: There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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