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The dry heart

Author: Natalia Ginzburg; Frances Frenaye
Publisher: New York : New Directions, 2019. ©1952.
Series: New Directions paperbook, NDP1448.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Finally back in print, a frighteningly lucid feminist horror story about marriage The Dry Heart begins and ends with the matter-of-fact pronouncement, 'I shot him between the eyes.' Everything in between is a plunge into the chilly waters of loneliness, desperation, and bitterness, and as the tale proceeds, the narrator's murder of her flighty husband takes on a certain logical inevitability. In this powerful  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Natalia Ginzburg; Frances Frenaye
ISBN: 9780811228787 0811228789
OCLC Number: 1057376172
Notes: "A New Directions Book."
"Originally published in Italian under the title È stato così"--T.p. verso.
English translation originally published by The Hogarth Press Ltd. in 1952.
Description: 88 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: New Directions paperbook, NDP1448.
Other Titles: È stato così.
Responsibility: Natalia Ginzburg ; translated from the Italian by Frances Frenaye.

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"Finally back in print, a frighteningly lucid feminist horror story about marriage The Dry Heart begins and ends with the matter-of-fact pronouncement, 'I shot him between the eyes.' Everything in between is a plunge into the chilly waters of loneliness, desperation, and bitterness, and as the tale proceeds, the narrator's murder of her flighty husband takes on a certain logical inevitability. In this powerful novella, Natalia Ginzburg's writing is white-hot, fueled by rage, stripped of any preciousness or sentimentality; she transforms an ordinary dull marriage into a rich psychological thriller that might pose the question: Why don't more wives kill their husbands?"--

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