Book List in Order: 8 titles

  • 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 ...


  • A new translation of Giorgio Bassani''s award winning collection of novellas, which inspired his masterpiece The Garden of the Finzi-Continis.A young working class woman abandoned by her bourgeois lover; the tensions of intermarriage between establis...


  • A new translation of Giorgio Bassani's haunting collection of short stories that evoke 1930s Ferrara, with an introduction by Ali Smith. Isolated lives and a lost world are evoked in these memorable stories set in the Jewish-Italian community of 1930...


  • Into the insular town of 1930s Ferrara, a new doctor arrives. Fadigati is hopeful and modern, and more than anything wants to fit into his new home. But his fresh, appealing appearance soon crumbles when the townsfolk discover his homosexuality, and ...


  • ''Exquisite. . . a classic tour de force'' The New York Times ''It struggled to keep itself aloft, to gain height. But then it suddenly gave up, and dropped as though it were breaking into many pieces''Early on a cold Sunday morning, forty-five-year-...


  • The story of a wealthy, insular Jewish family in Fascist Italy just before the outbreak of World War II. The source of an acclaimed feature film directed by Vittorio De Sica. Translated by William Weaver.A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book...


  • ''It was useless to think I''d ever be able to throw open the door behind which I was yet again hiding ... Not now. Not ever.''School is a place of unspoken hierarchies and rivalries for a young teenage boy growing up in the provincial town of Ferr...


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