The City and the House: A Novel (Paperback)
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The City and the House: A Novel (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 14/02/2013
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The city is Rome, the hub of Italian life and culture. The house is Le Margherite, a home where the sprawling cast of The City and the House is welcome. At the center of this lush epistolary novel is Lucrezia, mother of five and lover of many. Among her lovers--and perhaps the father of one of her children--is Giuseppe. After the sale of Le Margherite, the characters wander aimlessly as if in search of a lost paradise.

What was once rooted, local, and specific has become general and common, a matter of strangers and of pointless arrivals and departures. And at the edge of the novel are people no longer able to form any sustained or sustaining relationships. Here, once again, Ginzburg pulls us through a thrilling and true exploration of the disintegration of family in modern society. She handles a host of characters with a deft touch and her typical impressionist hand, and offers a story full of humanity, passion, and keen perception.

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
ISBN: 9781611456912
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 429 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 142 mm


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Surely one of literature s most provocative and moving writers.
The secret of Natalia s simple prose and style and its poetic tension are born out of essential disproportion. --Italo Calvino
Surely one of literature's most provocative and moving writers.
The secret of Natalia's simple prose and style and its poetic tension are born out of essential disproportion. --Italo Calvino

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