Natalia Ginzburg died in 1990. A collection of her essays, A Place to Live, in which the story in this issue appears, is published this month by Seven Stories Press. (May 2002)


Winter in the Abruzzi

Natalia Ginzburg (née Levi), one of the most distinguished writers of modern Italy, was born in Palermo in 1916 and died in 1991. During the 1920s and 1930s, as Fascism was taking hold, the family and the circle of intellectuals and artists with which they were connected were actively anti-Fascist.