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The Resource A family lexicon, by Natalia Ginzburg ; translated by Jenny McPhee ; introduction by Peg Boyers

A family lexicon, by Natalia Ginzburg ; translated by Jenny McPhee ; introduction by Peg Boyers

Label
A family lexicon
Title
A family lexicon
Statement of responsibility
by Natalia Ginzburg ; translated by Jenny McPhee ; introduction 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"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McPhee, Jenny
  • Boyers, Peggy
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ginzburg, Natalia
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Authors, Italian
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Authors, Italian
  • Italy
Label
A family lexicon, by Natalia Ginzburg ; translated by Jenny McPhee ; introduction by Peg Boyers
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781590178386
Lccn
2016026803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2830906
  • (OCoLC)886483821
  • (OCoLC)ocn886483821
  • 2830906
Label
A family lexicon, by Natalia Ginzburg ; translated by Jenny McPhee ; introduction 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
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781590178386
Lccn
2016026803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2830906
  • (OCoLC)886483821
  • (OCoLC)ocn886483821
  • 2830906

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