Natalia Ginzburg née Levi (14 July 1916, Palermo — 7 October 1991, Rome) 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. Most of her works were also translated into English and published in the United ... more »
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''You aren't ill: it is just that you are made of second-rate materials.''Natalia Ginzburg (b. 1916), Italian novelist. (Trans. 1967, revised 1984). Alberto, in Family Sayings, p. 98 (1963). To his wife, Miranda.