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The Resource Family lexicon, Natalia Ginzburg ; translated from the Italian by Jenny McPhee ; afterword by Peg Boyers

Family lexicon, Natalia Ginzburg ; translated from the Italian by Jenny McPhee ; afterword by Peg Boyers

Label
Family lexicon
Title
Family lexicon
Statement of responsibility
Natalia Ginzburg ; translated from the Italian by Jenny McPhee ; afterword by Peg Boyers
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"Natalia Ginzburg, one of Italy's great writers, introduced A Family Lexicon, her most celebrated work, with an unusual disclaimer: "The places, events and people are all real. I have invented nothing. Every time that I have found myself inventing something in accordance with my old habits as a novelist, I have felt impelled at once to destroy everything thus invented." A Family Lexicon re-creates with extraordinary objectivity the small world of a family enduring some of the most difficult years of the twentieth century, the period from the rise of Mussolini through World War II (Ginzburg's first husband, who was a member of the resistance, was killed by the Nazis) and its immediate aftermath. Every family has its store of phrases and sayings by which it maintains its sense of what it means to be a family. Such sayings and stories lie at the heart of a great novel about family and history"--
Member of
Summary
Re-creates with extraordinary objectivity the small world of a family enduring some of the most difficult years of the twentieth century, the period from the rise of Mussolini through World War II and its immediate aftermath
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560501
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1916-1991
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ginzburg, Natalia
Dewey number
853.912
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McPhee, Jenny
  • Boyers, Peggy
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True
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
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  • Ginzburg, Natalia
  • Authors, Italian
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Family lexicon, Natalia Ginzburg ; translated from the Italian by Jenny McPhee ; afterword by Peg Boyers
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
000058466237
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9781590178386
Isbn Type
(paperback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2016026803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)886483821
Label
Family lexicon, Natalia Ginzburg ; translated from the Italian by Jenny McPhee ; afterword by Peg Boyers
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
000058466237
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9781590178386
Isbn Type
(paperback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2016026803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)886483821

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