Natalia Ginzburg | Critical Essay by Corinna del Greco Lobner

This literature criticism consists of approximately 24 pages of analysis & critique of Natalia Ginzburg.
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Critical Essay by Corinna del Greco Lobner

SOURCE: Lobner, Corinna del Greco. “A Lexicon for Both Sexes: Natalia Ginzburg and the Family Saga.” In Contemporary Women Writers in Italy: A Modern Renaissance, edited by Santo L. Aricò, pp. 27-42. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1990.

In the following essay, Lobner explores Ginzburg's representation of gender and familial roles in her fiction.

Natalia Levi Ginzburg is a writer who demands absolute honesty. Her rejection of literary commonplaces and her refusal to subordinate the reality of life to fictional truth compel the reader to take a serious look at daily rituals conceived and enacted in the name of family unity. Ginzburg's outlook hides a deep disenchantment with contemporary mores that affect the family and other human institutions. Her narrative and stylistic evolution reflects this attitude of disillusionment. Her position, especially...

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