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Author Ginzburg, Natalia

Title The wrong door : the complete plays of Natalia Ginzburg / translated by Wendell Ricketts
Published Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, ©2008 (Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Gibson Library Connections, 2010)


Description 1 online resource (xxxiii, 336 pages)
Series Toronto Italian studies
Toronto Italian studies.
Contents 'Letter to Visconti from Natalia Ginzburg' / Peg Boyers -- Ti ho tradotto per allegria: The Commedie of Natalia Ginzburg -- Preface: Ti ho sposato per allegria -- Note / Natalia Ginzburg -- I Married You to Cheer Myself Up -- Advertisement -- Strawberry and Cream -- Secretary -- Town by the Sea -- Wrong Door -- Dialogue -- Wig -- Armchair -- Interview -- Cormorant
Summary "The Wrong Door is the first English-language translation of the complete plays of Italian writer Natalia Ginzburg (1916-1991). Bringing together the eleven plays Ginzburg wrote between 1965 and the months before her death, this volume underscores Ginzburg's unique talent as a dramatist." "Ginzburg's plays, like her novels and short stories, are incisive, finely tuned studies of family drama, of the breakdown of relations between the sexes, and of the tribulations of Italian domestic life. The plays showcase Ginzburg's fearless social commentary, her stark and darkly comic observations of Italian life, and her prescient analyses of the socioeconomic changes that have transformed modern Italy. Along the way, Ginzburg creates memorable female characters in a series of fascinating roles. In this fluent and faithful translation, Wendell Ricketts highlights Ginzburg's scalpel-sharp dialogue and lays bare the existential absurdities that lie at the heart of her plays."--Jacket
Subject Ginzburg, Natalia -- Translations into English
Ginzburg, Natalia
FICTION -- General.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS -- European -- General.
Genre/Form Translations
Form Electronic book
Author Ricketts, Wendell
ISBN 9781442689688