Voices in the Evening

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Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
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Pages
144
Dimensions
5.2 X 8.0 X 0.4 inches | 0.36 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811231008

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About the Author

Natalia Ginzburg (1916-1991), "who authored twelve books and two plays; who, because of anti-Semitic laws, sometimes couldn't publish under her own name; who raised five children and lost her husband to Fascist torture; who was elected to the Italian parliament as an independent in her late sixties--this woman does not take her present conditions as a given. She asks us to fight back against them, to be brave and resolute. She instructs us to ask for better, for ourselves and for our children" (Belle Boggs, The New Yorker).
D. M. Low (1890-1972) was a British translator of Italian literature and biographer of Edward Gibbon.
Colm Tóibín is the author of nine novels, including The Blackwater Lightship; The Master, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award; The Testament of Mary; and Nora Webster, as well as two story collections. He is the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University. Three times shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Tóibín lives in Dublin and New York.

Reviews

Sharp and lively.--Lydia Davis
Ginzburg gives us a new template for the female voice and an idea of what it might sound like.--Rachel Cusk
I'm utterly entranced by Ginzburg's style - her mysterious directness, her salutary ability to lay things bare that never feels contrived or cold, only necessary, honest, clear.--Maggie Nelson
Her sentences have great precision and clarity, and I learn a lot when I read her.--Zadie Smith
The concepts, emotions and characters in her books are complex and unforgettable.--Laurie Anderson - New York Times