Hardback The dry heart / Natalia Ginzburg ; translated by Frances Frenaye.
Publication year: 2021
Publisher: Daunt Books
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781911547600 (pbk.) :
Translated from the Italian.
This translation originally published: London: Hogarth Press, 1952.
'The Dry Heart' begins and ends with the matter-of-fact pronouncement: 'I shot him between the eyes.' As the tale a plunge into the chilly waters of loneliness, desperation, and revenge proceeds, the narrator's murder of her flighty husband takes on a certain logical inevitability. Stripped of any preciousness or sentimentality, Natalia Ginzburg's writing here is white-hot, tempered by rage. She transforms the unhappy tale of an ordinary dull marriage into a rich psychological thriller that seems to beg the question: why don't more wives kill their husbands?
112 pages ; 20 cm