A family lexicon
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McPhee, Jenny, translator.
Boyers, Peggy, 1952- writer of afterword.
Published
New York : New York Review Books, 2017.
Format
Book
ISBN
9781590178386, 1590178386
Physical Desc
221 pages
Status
Adult (3rd Floor) - Adult Fiction
Ginzburg, Natalia
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Published
New York : New York Review Books, 2017.
Street Date
1702
Language
English
ISBN
9781590178386, 1590178386

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"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"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ginzburg, N., McPhee, J., & Boyers, P. (2017). A family lexicon . New York Review Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ginzburg, Natalia, Jenny, McPhee and Peggy Boyers. 2017. A Family Lexicon. New York Review Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ginzburg, Natalia, Jenny, McPhee and Peggy Boyers. A Family Lexicon New York Review Books, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ginzburg, Natalia,, Jenny McPhee, and Peggy Boyers. A Family Lexicon New York Review Books, 2017.

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