Natalia Ginzburg | Critical Essay by Clotilde Soave Bowe

This literature criticism consists of approximately 17 pages of analysis & critique of Natalia Ginzburg.
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Critical Essay by Clotilde Soave Bowe

SOURCE: Bowe, Clotilde Soave. “The Narrative Strategy of Natalia Ginzburg.” The Modern Language Review 68 (1973): 788-95.

In the following essay, Bowe investigates the function of the first-person narrator in Ginzburg's short fiction.

‘In realtà chi scrive non ha diritto di chiedere, per la sua opera, nulla a nessuno.’

—N. Ginzburg

With the publication of Mai devi domandarmi (Milan, 1970) the enigma of Natalia Ginzburg's literary personality as it presents itself to critic and reader has come no closer to a solution. The book was a collection of thirty-one pieces in prose (four of which had not previously been published in periodicals or newspapers) which only served to confirm the impression of a diffident, fugitive writer who has at different times condemned every feature of her narrative (reliance on memory, frankness and...

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