The essays, all by North American scholars, examine the author's entire production. The topics examined include Ginzburg's struggle to define herself as a woman, a writer, and an intellectual; her interpretation of the relationship between historical events and private lives; her reflections on the women’s movement and the changing nature of the family; and her mastery of a distinctly personal writing style. What emerges here is a nuanced and complex portrait of Ginzburg and her work. The reader is given a sense of the importance of her contribution, not only as a writer but as a witness to the events of the twentieth century. The volume also includes a chronology, a bibliography, and translations of some of Ginzburg's lesser-known writings, including three articles, a poem, and a one-act play.
|Publisher:||University of Toronto Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)|
About the Author
Angela Jeannet is Charles A. Dana Professor of Romance Languages Emerita, Franklin and Marshall College.
Giuliana Sanguinetti Katz is Professor, Department of Italian Studies, University of Toronto.