The Novel of Ferrara

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Price
$39.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
800
Dimensions
6.1 X 1.9 X 9.4 inches | 2.64 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393080155

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About the Author

Giorgio Bassani (1916-2000) was a renowned Italian author, editor, and critic who spent his youth in Ferrara. After brief imprisonment for anti-Fascist activities, he remained in Rome until his death.
Jamie McKendrick is a poet and translator born in Liverpool and living in Oxford, England.
André Aciman is the New York Times bestselling author of Call Me By Your Name, Out of Egypt, Eight White Nights, False Papers, Alibis, Harvard Square, Enigma Variations, and Find Me. He's the editor of The Proust Project and teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He lives with his wife in Manhattan.

Reviews

By connecting with Bassani's souls, and sometimes by even becoming one (or all) of them, McKendrick brings to life--anew--the miracle of translation.
Sitting beside the author watching a fire blaze--destructive, beautiful, and above all compelling--is largely how it feels reading Bassani's work.--Tim Parks
The book is stippled with shadow and light. Bassani pairs the sorrow of exclusion with the hope of joy and acceptance... The power of Bassani's writing is such that, for a moment, his transitory world seems beautifully everlasting.--Sam Sacks
Bassani's history of the "little segregated universe" from which he was expelled is essential reading for anyone thirsting for an understanding of the complex density of Europe's multicultural inheritance, or wondering whether the world we know might once again be falling for the temptations of fascism.--Fernanda Eberstadt
The fiction of this most dispassionate, most merciless and clear-eyed chronicler of the sequences and consequences of history--in stories almost always about the city's decisions about whom to include or exclude as its own--is, in the end, against all the odds, a declaration of love.--Ali Smith
The Novel of Ferrara can be compared to Joyce's Dubliner's or Balzac's La Comédie Humaine; but a more fitting parallel is the yizkor books that were produced after the Holocaust to commemorate so many vanished Jewish towns.--Adam Kirsch
The Novel of Ferrara can be compared to Joyce's Dubliner's or Balzac's La Comédie Humaine; but a more fitting parallel is the yizkor books that were produced after the Holocaust to commemorate so many vanished Jewish towns.--Adam Kirsch