The Little Virtues

Essays
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Author(s): Natalia Ginzburg
Original Publish Date: Sep 13, 2016
Product Number: EB00747871
Released: Jan 11, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781628728026
Publisher: Arcade
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"As far as the education of children is concerned," states Natalia Ginzburg in this collection of her finest and best-known short essays, "I think they should be taught not the little virtues but the great ones. Not thrift but generosity and an indifference to money; not caution but courage and a contempt for danger; not shrewdness but frankness and a love of truth; not tact but a love of one's neighbor and self-denial; not a desire for success but a desire to be and to know." Whether she writes of the loss of a friend, Cesare Pavese; or what is inexpugnable of World War II; or the Abruzzi, where she and her first husband lived in forced residence under Fascist rule; or the importance of silence in our society; or her vocation as a writer; or even a pair of worn-out shoes, Ginzburg brings to her reflections the wisdom of a survivor and the spare, wry, and poetically resonant style her readers have come to recognize. "A glowing light of modern Italian literature . . . Ginzburg's magic is the utter simplicity of her prose, suddenly illuminated by one word that makes a lightning streak of a plain phrase. . . . As direct and clean as if it were carved in stone, it yet speaks thoughts of the heart." —The New York Times Book Review

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Author(s): Natalia Ginzburg
Product Number EB00747923
Released: Jan 11, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Arcade
ISBN: #9781628729023

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