Ginzburg, Natalia

▪ Italian author
née  Levi 
born July 14, 1916, Palermo, Italy
died Oct. 7, 1991, Rome

      Italian author who dealt unsentimentally with family relationships in her writings.

      Ginzburg was the widow of the Italian literary figure and patriot Leone Ginzburg, who operated a publishing house for a time, was arrested for antifascist activities, and died in prison in 1944. (She later remarried.) Her literary career began with the publication of short stories in the Florentine periodical Solaria. Her first novella, La strada che va in città (1942; The Road to the City), is the story of a young peasant girl who, lured by the excitement of the city, is seduced by and marries a man she does not love. A second novella, È stato così (1947; “The Dry Heart,” in The Road to the City), also deals with an unhappy marriage; the heroine, a former teacher, explains the circumstances that impelled her to murder her husband. In Tutti i nostri ieri (1952; U.K. title, Dead Yesterdays; U.S. title, A Light for Fools), Ginzburg portrayed the crises of the Italian younger generation during the fascist period. Lessico famigliare (1963; Family Sayings) is a novelistic memoir of her upbringing and career. Ginzburg's novels of the 1970s and '80s pessimistically explore the dissolution of family ties in modern society.

      She also wrote several dramas, notable among which are Ti ho sposato per allegria (performed 1966; I Married You for the Fun of It) and L'inserzione (performed 1968; The Advertisement); several collections of critical essays, including Mai devi domandarmi (1970; Never Must You Ask Me); and a biography of the poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, La famiglia Manzoni (1983). Ginzburg was a member of the Italian Parliament from 1983 in affiliation with the (left-wing) Left Independence Party.

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