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The Resource The novel of Ferrara, Giorgio Bassani ; translated by Jamie McKendrick ; foreword by André Aciman

The novel of Ferrara, Giorgio Bassani ; translated by Jamie McKendrick ; foreword by André Aciman

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The novel of Ferrara
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The novel of Ferrara
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Giorgio Bassani ; translated by Jamie McKendrick ; foreword by André Aciman
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"Giorgio Bassani's six classic books, collected for the first time in English as the epic masterwork they were intended to be. Among the masters of twentieth-century literature, Giorgio Bassani and his Northern Italian hometown of Ferrara "are as inseparable as James Joyce and Dublin or Italo Svevo and Trieste" (from the Introduction). Now published in English for the first time as the unified masterwork Bassani intended, The Novel of Ferrara brings together Bassani's six classics, fully revised by the author at the end of his life: Within the Walls, The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, Behind the Door, The Heron, and The Smell of Hay. Set in the northern Italian town of Ferrara before, during, and after the Second World War, these interlocking stories present a fully rounded world of unforgettable characters: the respected doctor whose homosexuality is tolerated until he is humiliatingly exposed by an exploitative youth; a survivor of the Nazi death camps whose neighbors' celebration of his return gradually turns to ostracism; a young man discovering the ugly, treacherous price that people will pay for a sense of belonging; the Jewish aristocrat whose social position has been erased; the indomitable schoolteacher, Clelia Trotti, whose Communist idealism disturbs and challenges a postwar generation. The Novel of Ferrara memorializes not only the Ferrarese people, but the city itself, which assumes a character and a voice deeply inflected by the Jewish community to which the narrator belongs. Suffused with new life by acclaimed translator and poet Jamie McKendrick, this seminal work seals Bassani's reputation as 'a quietly insistent chronicler of our age's various menaces to liberty' (Jonathan Keates)"--
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1916-2000
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Bassani, Giorgio
Dewey number
853/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4807.A79
LC item number
R613 2018
Literary form
fiction
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1955-
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  • McKendrick, Jamie
  • Aciman, André
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  • Bassani, Giorgio
  • Ferrara (Italy)
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The novel of Ferrara, Giorgio Bassani ; translated by Jamie McKendrick ; foreword by André Aciman
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Translations first published by Penguin Books Ltd. Stories originally written in Italian between 1956 and 1972
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
I. Within the walls -- Lida Mantovani -- The stroll before dinner -- A memorial tablet in Via Mazzini -- The final years of Clelia Trotti -- A night in '43 -- II. The Gold-rimmed spectacles -- III. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis -- IV. Behind the door -- V. The Heron -- VI. The smell of hay -- Introduction -- Fables -- Further news of Bruno Lattes -- Ravenna -- Les Neiges d'Antan -- Three Apologues -- Down there, at the end of the corridor
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on1027164842
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxii, 744 pages
Isbn
9780393080155
Lccn
2018038181
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1027164842
Label
The novel of Ferrara, Giorgio Bassani ; translated by Jamie McKendrick ; foreword by André Aciman
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translations first published by Penguin Books Ltd. Stories originally written in Italian between 1956 and 1972
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Within the walls -- Lida Mantovani -- The stroll before dinner -- A memorial tablet in Via Mazzini -- The final years of Clelia Trotti -- A night in '43 -- II. The Gold-rimmed spectacles -- III. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis -- IV. Behind the door -- V. The Heron -- VI. The smell of hay -- Introduction -- Fables -- Further news of Bruno Lattes -- Ravenna -- Les Neiges d'Antan -- Three Apologues -- Down there, at the end of the corridor
Control code
on1027164842
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxii, 744 pages
Isbn
9780393080155
Lccn
2018038181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1027164842

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