Adam Kirsch Reviews a New English Translation of Giorgio Bassani's 'The Novel of Ferrara'

Published: 5/11/2018
Adam Kirsch Reviews a New English Translation of Giorgio Bassani's 'The Novel of Ferrara'
Source: WWW.TABLETMAG.COM

The Italian Jewish writer Giorgio Bassani lived to be 84 years old, and he spent most of his adult life in Rome, where he was a prominent editor and man of letters. But almost all of his fiction takes place in Ferrara, the small provincial city where he grew up, during the years just before and after World War II, when he was in his early 20s. Clearly, a rupture opened in Bassani’s life in that ti

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