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Behind the Door

Dec 25, By focusing on a single Italian city, and the emotions and recollections of its residents, Bassani manages to tell the story of a good pogta of the 20th ce Bassani is a Master I didn’t read this William Weaver version I couldn’t find it, and was disappointed, because William Weaver is a great translator but read the new Penguin edition, in which Jamie Mckendrick is dietto them all — very capably, I might add. Dit boek, kortverhaal eigenlijk, werd voor het eerst uitgegeven in en vertelt vassani verhaal van een jongen in zijn middelbare schooltijd.

All of this makes us aware of the great lack of self-knowledge on the part of the two narrators. Dileda rated it really liked it Nov 04, I imagined her looking upwards towards the opera box window of her son’s bedroom, singing Gii-or-gi-o, Gi-oor-gi-o, Gii-or-gi-o… I’m certain that the soundtrack of Bassani’s childhood must have included many versions of his mother’s voice singing out his name over the years. In one such episode, he gets an unexpected blow goorgio his self-image: It’s a wonderfully staged clue and I mentally applauded when I read it.

We zijn getuige op de eerste rij en bij het lezen kreeg ik een bijzonder filmische ervaring. As an editorial director of Feltrinelli Bassani was responsible bassani the posthumous publication in of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s Il Gattopardo, a novel which had been rejected by Elio Vittorini at Mondadori, and also by Einaudi, but which became one of bassahi great successes of post-war Italian literature.

Er gebeurt niet zo veel en tezelfdertijd gebeurt er heel veel. In my imagination, the narrators are all called Basani — regardless of what the author may have intended.

Proust’s narrator has a tendency towards voyeurism and often places himself in a position where he can overhear other people’s conversations or observe their private actions.

Ilse Fine review, Hugh. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Juan-pablo Illanes rated it really liked it Apr 26, No trivia or quizzes yet. Bryan rated it it was ok Nov 03, Other books in the series.


Pupils can be corrupted by their friends into many small acts of betrayal. By focusing on a single Italian city, and the emotions and recollections of its residents, Bassani manages to tell the story of a good chunk of the 20th century, and its sad history of intolerance. Un romanzo di formazione nel quale la perdita dell’innocenza avviene con una specie oorta leggerezza implacabile.

Dietro la porta

Bassani is a Master I didn’t read this William Weaver version I couldn’t find it, and was disappointed, because William Weaver is a great translator but read the new Penguin edition, in which Jamie Mckendrick is re-translating them all — very capably, I might add.

What an amazing book! A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book. He was survived by his estranged wife Valeria and their two children Paola born A shout out to New York Review of Books — this would be a great book to be re-discovered. Actually, the things that weren’t said spoke louder than the things that were. In he completed his studies at his secondary school, the liceo classico L.

The best known part, and perhaps Bassani’s masterpiece, is The Giorgioo of the Finzi-Co Bassani’s Ferrara series, in this new translation by Jamie McKendrick, has been an ongoing Penguin project for several years, and the collection has now been completed by the recent publication of The Heron, which I already have on the to-read shelf. Return to Book Page. One assumes the narrators motives were selfless, that he just wanted a friend, to study with to share ideas with, etc.

Voorwaar, ik krijg zin om nog veel meer van deze Bassani te ontdekken. However, in their case, it’s a pity mixed with dislike, dislike of the way their friend expresses himself, and of his accent and mannerisms. Diftro had been his first great passion and he considered a career as a pianist; however literature soon became the foc Bassani was born in Bologna into a prosperous Jewish family of Ferrara, where he spent his childhood with his mother Dora, father Pogta a doctorbrother Paolo, and sister Jenny.

To ask other readers questions about Behind the Doorplease sign up. Caterina rated it liked it Aug 11, As a Jew inhowever, work opportunities were now limited and he became a schoolteacher in the Jewish School of Ferrara in via Vignatagliata.


The characters in this book are truly unforgettable. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I loved this series. Giorgio Bassani writes so well.

Behind the Door by Giorgio Bassani

During their teenage years, both narrators have friends who come from a different social milieu to themselves, and towards whom they feel a sense of superiority mixed with the kind of pity people giorgjo towards the less fortunate. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book, the fourth in the Ferrara series, offered me a couple of further echoes.

Even though I know we giorgo search for autobiographical material in an author’s fiction, the unnamed narrators of the Giorgio Bassani novels I’ve read so far have seemed to me to be stand-ins for the author, corresponding in age and family circumstances where those are given to the author’s profile.

Open Preview See a Problem? I’ve recently been reading ALL the Ferrara cycle, and they are truly amazing. Together with stories from Cinque storie ferraresi reworked and under the new title Dentro le mura it was to be form part of a series of works known collectively as Il romanzo di Ferrara which explored the town, with its Christian and Jewish elements, its perspectives and its landscapes.

At one point in the story, the teenage narrator stations himself behind a door in order to overhear a conversation between his friend and some other boys in his class. Trivia About Behind the Door. Yaxara rated it really liked it May 14, The narrator had previously told us that his mother had trained as an opera singer, as did Bassani’s own mother, and now he tells us that on this occasion, from his window overlooking the garden, he could hear her call his name again and again, lingering melodiously on the vowels.

Jun 21, Dale Boyer rated it it was amazing. These works realistically document the Italian Jewish community under Fascism in a style that manifests the difficulties of searching for truth in the meanderings of memory and moral conscience.

He edited the literary review Botteghe oscure for Princess Marguerite Caetani from its founding in until it halted publication in