The Exile Into Eternity: A Study of the Narrative Writings of Giorgio Bassani
This book examines the literary world created by Giorgio Bassani in the collected volume of his narrative works, II romanzo de Ferrara (The Romance of Ferrara, 1974). The first to follow Bassani's intellectual development from the time of his youth, this critical study also offers a close look at the individual works including his masterpiece, Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini (The Garden of the Finzi-Continis).
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adolescent Alberto anti-Semitic artistic attempt Ausilia Barchetto del Duca Barilari Bassani's characters Bassani's narrative becomes betrayal Bologna Brondi Bruno Lattes Cattolica Celestino cemetery citizens city's Clelia Codigoro Corcos critic death Decadentist door Edgardo Emilian exclusion exile Fadigati Fascist Ferrarese Ferrarese Jews Ferrarese society fiction Finzi Finzi-Continis first-person narrator garden Gaston Bachelard gentile Geo Josz Geo's ghetto Giorgio Bassani Gli Occhiali d'oro Gold-Rimmed Eyeglasses Hebrew hero hero's human individuals Italian Jews Italian Social Republic Italy Italy's Jewish Lida Lida Mantovani Limentani living Luciano Malnate Mantovani march on Rome memory Micol narrator's never novel past peasant persecution physician Pisis political present prison protagonist Pulga racial laws reality regime relationship Riccardo Bacchelli Riccione Romance of Ferrara Ronda Rondists sense social spiritual Stefanis Storie ferraresi streets structure suicide symbol tale temporal tennis town's townspeople Trotti University victims walls window writer young youth