Natalia Ginzburg | Critical Essay by Peggy Boyers

This literature criticism consists of approximately 23 pages of analysis & critique of Natalia Ginzburg.
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Critical Essay by Peggy Boyers

SOURCE: Boyers, Peggy. “An Introduction: Natalia Ginzburg in Her Essays.” Salmagundi, no. 96 (fall 1992): 54-84.

In the following essay, Boyers surveys the diverse subject matter of Ginzburg's essays and praises her nonfiction work as concise, perceptive, and lucid.

In an autobiographical essay on “Childhood” Natalia Ginzburg wrote of her family the following: “We were ‘nothing’, my brothers had told me; we were ‘mixed’, that is, half Jewish and half Catholic, but in fact neither one thing nor the other: nothing. This being ‘nothing’ in religion seemed to me to pervade our whole way of life: we were neither really rich, nor really poor: excluded from both these worlds, relegated to some neutral, amorphous, indefinable, nameless area.” In her childhood Ginzburg experienced “...

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