cover of book
by Goffredo Parise
translated by James Marcus
afterword by Natalia Ginzburg
Northwestern University Press, 1998
Cloth: 978-0-910395-60-1 | Paper: 978-0-8101-6060-6
Library of Congress Classification PQ4835.A274S513 1998
Dewey Decimal Classification 853.914

In James Marcus's fluid translation, Abecedary's brief and moving vignettes combine a loving attention to the mundane and the everyday--meals and clothing, furniture and phone calls, flashes of landscape or weather--with an abundance of tangible detail, alluding always to that most intangible and fleeting of subjects: human feeling.