The Exile Into Eternity: A Study of the Narrative Writings of Giorgio Bassani

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1987 - Literary Criticism - 174 pages
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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Contents

The Community of the Excluded
37
The Time of Persecution
76
Transformation in the Garden of Love and Death
90
The Place of Betrayal
116
The Fatal Circle
133
The LeaveTaking
147
Notes
158
Select Bibliography
167
Index
172
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Page 22 - The State is a cold concern, which cannot inspire love, but itself kills, suppresses everything that might be loved; so one is forced to love it, because there is nothing else.

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