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Fiction
Author: Natalia Ginzberg
ISBN: 0805000771
Pages 110 pages
Publisher Seaver Books (October 1, 1986)
Language English Italian
Category: Fiction
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by Natalia Ginzberg


We teach our children & virtues'' instead of great ones: thrift, instead of generosity; caution instead of courage .

We teach our children & virtues'' instead of great ones: thrift, instead of generosity; caution instead of courage; shrewdness, not frankness; tact rather than love; desire for success instead of a desire to be and to know. Such piccole virtu are depicted in these 11 essays. Among the themes: a long winter Ginzburg spent in exile in the Abruzzi; a celebration of & Shoes''; a portrait of an unnamed poet friend; the ironies of married life; the vocation of being a writer. One person found this helpful.

This is a very rich story of the family of Natalia Ginzburg. It is written in an unusual way. And much of the text consists in her citations of what other family members have said

This is a very rich story of the family of Natalia Ginzburg. And much of the text consists in her citations of what other family members have said. It tells the story of her family in Turin, and goes up through her adult life. It is also unusual in that she does not really give her opinion of anything or anyone directly, or probe deeply into herself in any way. In the brief preface she makes it clear that she is engaged in an act of exact remembering.

ISBN 13: 9780856355530. Natalia Ginzburg writes with love about writing, with disdain about England, and with insight and honesty about how people grow up. This is a red wine book - to be sipped slowly in bed, read quietly when the children are asleep or the work day is over. It takes you out of the everyday and reminds you of the difference between the little and great virtues in life.

Natalia Ginzburg: Natalia Ginzburg was born in Palermo, Italy in 1916. Most of her works were also translated into English and published in the United Kingdom and United States. She was an Italian author whose work explored family relationships, politics during and after the Fascist years and World War II, and philosophy. She wrote novels, short stories and essays, for which she received the Strega Prize and Bagutta Prize. She wrote acclaimed translations of both Proust and Flaubert into Italian. She died in Rome in 1991.

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The Little Virtues book. 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.

So light is the touch of the Italian writer Natalia Ginzburg in these 11 essays, written between 1944 and 1960 and translated by Dick Davis, that they might float through the reader’s mind unimpeded, if it weren’t for the ballast hidden within. A charming piece on early married life gives way to the memory of her husband’s murder by fascist police

The Little Virtues: Essays – Ebook written by Natalia Ginzburg.

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"We teach our children little virtues instead of the great ones; thrift instead of generosity, caution instead of courage, shrewdness not frankness, tact rather than love. I think they should be taught the great ones," writes Natalia Ginzburg in this superb collection of her finest short works. Each essay is a gem, written in Ms. Ginzburg's unique style and tone: practical, sometimes even brusque, understated in the midst of the sorrows and joys of life it recounts.
Carrot
This is an extraordinary book of essays by one of my favorite women writers. Extremely intelligent and imaginative. A very original voice.
Paster
This book is a quick-read, but don't let the size fool you. The final two essays in Part Two of this compilation of Natalia Ginzburg's works entitled "Human Relationships" and "The Little Virtues" pose some very interesting ideas.

Natalia Levi Ginzburg married Leone Ginzburg, leader of an antifascist conspirator group during the 1940s. Natalia and her family were forced to confinement in a small area in Abruzzo, which she vividly describes in the first essay, "Winter in the Abruzzi."

The most thought-provoking part of this book for me was not the experience of World War II from the perspective of a Jewish family, but the ideas that Ginzburg proposes with respect to nurturing children.

From now on, I will give this book as a wedding gift in hopes of inspiring critical thought in the very important task of raising children and instilling in them virtue. Of particular emphasis is the concept of money (e.g. How can a wealthy family teach its children the value of money while not restricting them unnecessarily from things that every child should have? Is such a balance possible?)
Zaryagan
I have personally purchased more of these books than any other human being. I like to keep a stash of them because they are simultaneously poinant, poetic and full of wisdom. I find that the cadence of her speech remains as beautiful in translation. "The Little Virtues" is a timeless book that speaks to the wonders and concerns of today, although the stories it contains were written earlier in the mid-twentieth century.