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The Wrong Door

(2003)
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The Wrong Door is the first English-language translation of the complete plays of Italian writer Natalia Ginzburg (1916-1991). Bringing together the eleven plays Ginzburg wrote between 1965 and the months before her death, this volume directs attention to Ginzburg's unique talent as a dramatist.

Ginzburg's plays, like her novels and short stories, are incisive, finely tuned studies of family drama, of the breakdown of relations between the sexes, and of the tribulations of Italian domestic life. The plays showcase Ginzburg's fearless social commentary, her stark and darkly comic observations of Italian life, and her prescient analyses of the socio-economic changes that have transformed modern Italy. Along the way, Ginzburg creates memorable female characters in a series of fascinating roles. In this fluent and faithful translation, Wendell Ricketts highlights Ginzburg's scalpel-sharp dialogue and lays bare the existential absurdities that lie at the heart of her plays.

Including an introduction by the translator and two essays by Ginzburg on her approach to the theatre, The Wrong Door adds a new dimension to the literary portrait of one of Italy's most significant modernist writers.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The Wrong Door: The Complete Plays of Natalia Ginzburg (Toronto Italian Studies)
Author(s): Wendell Ricketts
ISBN: 0-8020-9848-7 / 978-0-8020-9848-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
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Paperback Editions

June 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: The Wrong Door: The Complete Plays of Natalia Ginzburg (Toronto Italian Studies)
Author(s): Wendell Ricketts
ISBN: 0-8020-9569-0 / 978-0-8020-9569-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
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May 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: Wrong Door, The
Author(s): Bunty Avieson
ISBN: 0-330-36473-1 / 978-0-330-36473-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Australia
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January 2003 : Australia Paperback
Title: The Wrong Door
Author(s): Bunty Avieson
ISBN: 0-7329-1195-8 / 978-0-7329-1195-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
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Audio Editions

December 2015 : Australia MP3 CD
Title: The Wrong Door
Author(s): Bunty Avieson
ISBN: 1-4890-8694-3 / 978-1-4890-8694-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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April 2013 : Australia Audio CD
Title: The Wrong Door
Author(s): Bunty Avieson
ISBN: 1-74315-824-6 / 978-1-74315-824-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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April 2013 : Australia Audio CD
Title: The Wrong Door
Author(s): Bunty Avieson
ISBN: 1-74317-250-8 / 978-1-74317-250-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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April 2013 : Australia MP3 CD
Title: The Wrong Door
Author(s): Bunty Avieson
ISBN: 1-74316-060-7 / 978-1-74316-060-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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April 2013 : Australia MP3 CD
Title: The Wrong Door
Author(s): Bunty Avieson
ISBN: 1-74317-486-1 / 978-1-74317-486-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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March 2010 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Wrong Door
Author(s): Bunty Avieson
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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March 2010 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Wrong Door
Author(s): Bunty Avieson
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

January 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Wrong Door
Author(s): Bunty Avieson
Publisher: Momentum
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June 2008 : USA, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Wrong Door: The Complete Plays of Natalia Ginzburg (Toronto Italian Studies)
Author(s): Wendell Ricketts
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   



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