Natalia Ginzburg

"I said: – tell me the truth, – and he said: – What truth. – and he was sketching something quickly in his notebook and he showed me what it was; it was a long long train with a huge cloud of black smoke and he was leaning out of the window waving a handkerchief.…Read more Natalia Ginzburg

#Can you judge a book by the opening paragraph?

Incipit Opening paragraph Gli ho detto: - dimmi la verità, - e ha detto: - Quale verità. – e disegnava in fretta qualcosa nel suo taccuino e m’ha mostrato cos’era, era un treno lungo lungo con una grossa nuvola di fumo nero e lui che si sporgeva dal finestrino e salutava col fazzoletto. Gli ho sparato…Read more #Can you judge a book by the opening paragraph?