Natalia Ginzburg


Born
in Palermo, Italy
July 14, 1916

Died
October 07, 1991

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Natalia Ginzburg (née Levi; 14 July 1916 – 7 October 1991), was an Italian author whose work explored family relationships, politics during and after the Fascist years and World War II, and philosophy. She wrote novels, short stories and essays, for which she received the Strega Prize and Bagutta Prize. Most of her works were also translated into English and published in the United Kingdom and United States. An activist, for a time in the 1930s she belonged to the Italian Communist Party. In 1983 she was elected to Parliament from Rome as an Independent.

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The Little Virtues

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The Dry Heart

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Happiness, as Such

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أصوات المساء

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All Our Yesterdays

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The City and the House

4.03 avg rating — 712 ratings — published 1984 — 30 editions
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La strada che va in città

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A propósito de las mujeres

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La famiglia Manzoni

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“Every day silence harvests its victims. Silence is a mortal illness.”
Natalia Ginzburg

“Noi siamo cinque fratelli. Abitiamo in città diverse, alcuni di noi stanno all'estero: e non ci scriviamo spesso. Quando c'incontriamo, possiamo essere, l'uno con l'altro, indifferenti o distratti. Ma basta, fra noi, una parola. Basta una parola, una frase: una di quelle frasi antiche, sentite e ripetute infinite volte, nel tempo della nostra infanzia. [...] Quelle frasi sono il nostro latino, il vocabolario dei nostri giorni andati, sono come i geroglifici egiziani o degli assiro-babilonesi, la testimonianza d'un nucleo vitale che ha cessato di esistere, ma che sopravvive nei suoi testi, salvati dalla furia delle acque, dalla corrosione del tempo. Quelle frasi sono il fondamento della nostra unità familiare, che sussisterà finché saremo al mondo, ricreandosi e risuscitando nei punti più diversi della terra.”
Natalia Ginzburg, Lessico famigliare

“We become adolescents when the words that adults exchange with one another become intelligible to us.”
Natalia Ginzburg

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