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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.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

June 2008 : Canada Hardback
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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 (Canada edition)
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
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Paperback Editions

June 2008 : Canada Paperback
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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 (Canada edition)
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
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May 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wrong Door, The
Author(s): Bunty Avieson
ISBN: 0-330-36473-1 / 978-0-330-36473-7 (UK edition)
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January 2003 : Australia Paperback
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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
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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
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Title: The Wrong Door
Author(s): Bunty Avieson
ISBN: 1-74315-824-6 / 978-1-74315-824-1 (Australia edition)
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April 2013 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Wrong Door
Author(s): Bunty Avieson
ISBN: 1-74317-250-8 / 978-1-74317-250-6 (Australia edition)
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April 2013 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: The Wrong Door
Author(s): Bunty Avieson
ISBN: 1-74316-060-7 / 978-1-74316-060-2 (Australia edition)
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April 2013 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: The Wrong Door
Author(s): Bunty Avieson
ISBN: 1-74317-486-1 / 978-1-74317-486-9 (Australia edition)
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October 2003 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Wrong Door
Author(s): Bunty Avieson
ISBN: 1-74094-292-2 / 978-1-74094-292-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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Kindle Editions

January 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Wrong Door
Author(s): Bunty Avieson
Publisher: Momentum
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June 2008 : USA, UK Kindle edition
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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