The Manzoni family

"I tried to put together the history of the Manzoni family together; I wanted to rebuild it, recompose it, align it neatly over time. I had letters and books. I didn't want to express comments, but to limit myself to a naked and simple succession of facts. I wanted the facts spoken From itself. I wanted the letters, picked up or cold, ceremonious or frank, clearly lie or unduly sincere, spoke by itself ... the protagonist of this long family history I didn't want to be Alessandro Manzoni. A family story does not have a protagonist; each Of his members is from time to time illuminated and risked in the shadows. I didn't want him to have more space than the others; I wanted it to be seen in profile and glimpse, and mixed in the midst of others, confused in the daily powder of life. And However he dominates the scene; it is the leader-family; and the others certainly do not have its greatness. And moreover he looks more than the other strange, tortuous, complex ... ". (N. ginzburg)

  • Author: Natalia Ginzburg
  • Format: Paperback, 12 x 19.5 cm
  • Pages: 489
  • Publisher: Einaudi
  • Necklace: Writers
  • Year: 2016

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