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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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Natalia Ginzburg 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 recreates 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ginzburg, Natalia
Dewey number
853/.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4817.I5
LC item number
L413 2017
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ginzburg, Natalia
  • Authors, Italian
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Families
  • Fascism and culture
  • War and families
  • Turin (Italy)
  • Italy
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
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9781590178386
Lccn
2016026803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn886483821
  • (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
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9781590178386
Lccn
2016026803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn886483821
  • (OCoLC)886483821

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