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A Place to Live by Natalia Ginzburg

A Place to Live

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A Place to Live by Natalia Ginzburg
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Jun 03, 2003 | ISBN 9781583225707

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“Ginzburg draws her readers into her deceptively charming essays with cascades of alluring, everyday detail, then stealthily broaches moral questions of great weight and complexity. Wryly witty, acutely observant, and unfailingly valiant, Ginzburg is a revelation, a spur, and a joy.” Booklist

“There is no one quite like Natalia Ginzburg for telling it like it is. Her unique, immediately recognizable voice is at once clear and shaded, artless and sly, able to speak of the deepest sorrows and smallest pleasures of everyday life. For all those like myself who love Natalia Ginzburg’s prose, this generous selection assembled from her essay collections will be irresistible, a must to own, cherish and re-read.” –Phillip Lopate

“A glowing light of modern Italian literature … Ginzburg’s magic is the utter simplicity of her prose, suddenly illuminated by one word that makes a lightning stroke of a plain phrase … As direct and clean as if it were carved in stone, it yet speaks thoughts of the heart.” New York Times

“Natalia Ginzburg comes to us with absolute clarity amid the veils of time and language.” –Rachel Cusk, author of the Outline trilogy

“Clear, honest, quietly strong … Ginzburg compels us to examine the smallest and largest aspects of our lives in a way that is inspiring and exhilarating … Carefully chosen and beautifully translated by the American writer Lynne Sharon Schwartz.” –Sian Williams, Times Literary Supplement

“Clarity, precision and wit mark the work of Natalia Ginzburg.” The New York Times Book Review

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