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Actually, basaani things that weren’t said spoke louder than the things that were. Dec 25, A stirring novella, set in the early ‘s in Italy reminds me a bit of Philip Roth’s writing, with its observations, emerging adolescence, and masked betrayls. Giorgio Bassani writes so well.

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In one such episode, he gets an unexpected blow to his self-image: In one of his novels was adapted as the film Long Night in Enrico Maria Faltoni rated it really liked it Apr 10, This portrait of the private school in the American sense was fascinating. Josh Redman rated it really liked it Dec 25, The betrayal in this case is made particularly bitter because of this. De t Schitterende kennismaking met een klassieke grootmeester van de Italiaanse literatuur.

A shout out to New York Review of Books — this would be a great book to be re-discovered. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book. Bryan rated it it was ok Nov 03, There’s an episode in Proust too in which the narrator discovers his friend’s true opinion of him. Un giovane adolescente sui banchi di scuola.


A novel about a bassaji Jewish boy’s corruption by an opportunistic newcomer to his high school in Ferrara, Italy. Il romanzo di Ferrara 6 books.

Want to Read saving…. Yaxara rated it really liked it May 14, Thanks for telling us about the problem. De toon en sfeer zijn giorgik, rustig maar bijzonder ingetogen en mooi. Commuting to lectures by train third class from Ferrara, he studied under the art historian Roberto Longhi.

Feb 13, Kathleen rated it really liked it. Un Bassani alquanto severo, dunque, forse troppo, con se stesso I imagined her looking upwards towards giorgoi opera box window of her son’s bedroom, singing Gii-or-gi-o, Gi-oor-gi-o, Gii-or-gi-o… I’m certain that the soundtrack of Bassani’s childhood must have included many versions of his mother’s voice singing out his name over the years.

Er gebeurt niet zo veel en tezelfdertijd gebeurt er heel veel. A beautifully written novella with an excellent translation by William Weaver. It’s obviously the work of a master, even if it may not be his single greatest work. Those boys took their studies seriously. Doetro a Jew inhowever, work opportunities were now limited dieetro he became a schoolteacher in the Jewish School of Ferrara in via Vignatagliata.


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Dileda rated it really liked it Nov 04, It occurs in a scene where the troubled teenage narrator comes home from school and goes straight upstairs to his room instead of into the garden to greet his mother as usual — even though she has seen him come in.

See 1 question about Behind the Door…. The best known part, and perhaps Bassani’s masterpiece, is The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, and this short story of schoolboy friendships and rivalries has many similar elements, notably the elegiac tone and the gradual revelation of the impact of Fascist anti-Semitic prejudice on young lives in 30s Italy. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Refresh and try again. As an editorial director of Feltrinelli Bassani was responsible for the posthumous publication in of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s Il Gattopardo, a novel which had been rejected by Elio Vittorini at Mondadori, and also by Einaudi, but which became one of the great successes ka post-war Italian literature.

Duetro Freyne rated it really liked it Jan 25,