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The City and the House by Natalia Ginzburg Day 7

January 11, 2021 | pp. 108-130 (through “Let me know if you are still sleeping in the room with the bear-cubs. Lucrezia”)

“The best time for me is in my office…and I see the sunset over the rooftops, through the window, and then the greyness of the dusk, and then darkness.”
Piero’s understated loneliness: like a rehearsal of the end of a marriage or even death, every evening.



“I’m glad that you often go to Le Margherite. And I’m generally glad to think of you involved in my former life.”
Giuseppe, not knowing yet at this moment that Ignazio Fegiz has become Lucrezia’s lover, writes like a dour prophet.



“Sad things that happen to other people make me feel diffident.”
Egisto, unable to express his condolence, articulates a deeper, sadder truth: it’s not indifference that leads to our silence, but the diffidence when facing the scale of a tragedy.

Daily Reading

Day 1

January 5, 2021 | pp. 1-20 (through “We will see one another next Saturday. I’ll bring Ignazio Fegiz. Egisto”)

Day 2

January 6, 2021 | pp. 21-38 (through “…their system has broken down. Egisto”)

Day 3

January 7, 2021 | pp. 39-57 (through “And this made me very upset and worried. Giuseppe”)

Day 4

January 8, 2021 | pp. 58-70 (through “…we are just piling up pointless details. Giuseppe”)

Day 5

January 9, 2021 | pp. 71-87 (through “I shall come to collect the keys. Alberico”)

Day 6

January 10, 2021 | pp. 88-107 (through “…but perhaps he’ll write to you one day. Lucrezia")

Day 7

January 11, 2021 | pp. 108-130 (through “Let me know if you are still sleeping in the room with the bear-cubs. Lucrezia”)

Day 8

January 12, 2021 | pp 131-150 (through “You’ll meet Anais. Egisto”)

Day 9

January 13, 2021 | pp. 229-247 (through “with love from your father.”)

Day 10

January 14, 2021 | pp. 171-191 (through “…in which your future is fated and all mapped out for you. Egisto.”)

Day 11

January 15, 2021 | pp. 192-211 (through “Send me your news. Giuseppe”)

Day 12

January 16, 2021 | pp. 212-228 (through “I buy black underpants so that I won’t have to wash them so often.”)

Day 13

January 17, 2021 | pp. 229-247 (through “I buy black underpants so that I won’t have to wash them so often.”)

Day 14

January 18, 2021 | pp. 248-265 (through “…and anyway she doesn’t like children. Yours, Giuseppe)

Day 15

January 19, 2021 | pp. 248-265 (through “…and anyway she doesn’t like children. Yours, Giuseppe)

Day 16

January 20, 2021 | pp. 286-303 (end)


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