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Natalia Ginzburg

Natalia Ginzburg was an Italian author, activist, and outspoken opponent of Benito Mussolini’s Fascist regime. She died in 1991, a recipient of Italy’s most prestigious literary award, the Strega Prize.

— From November 2015
The Dog-Eared Page

excerpted from
The Little Virtues

The birth and development of a vocation needs space, space and silence, the free silence of space. Our relationship with our children should be a living exchange of thoughts and feelings, but it should also include deep areas of silence; it should be an intimate relationship but it must not violently intrude on their privacy; it should be a just balance between silence and words.

November 2015
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