Natalia Ginzburg | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 25 pages of analysis & critique of Natalia Ginzburg.
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SOURCE: Wienstein, Jen. “The Eloquence of Understatement: Natalia Ginzburg's Public Image and Literary Style.” In Natalia Ginzburg: A Voice of the Twentieth Century, edited by Angela M. Jeannet and Giuliana Sanguinetti Katz, pp. 179-96. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000.

In the following essay, Wienstein investigates Ginzburg's public image as evinced through her essays.

In her essay ‘Moravia,’ which appears in the 1974 collection of essays and articles Vita immaginaria, Natalia Ginzburg discusses her famous friend Alberto Moravia and bitterly complains about the untruthful nature of his public image. According to Ginzburg, Moravia's public image, which portrays him as cool, detached, and condescending, distorts and denies his true self:

Lo conosco da molti anni … Però è molto famoso, e allora uno che non lo conosce di persona, oppure uno che sta a lungo senza vederlo, ha davanti la sua immagine...

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