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Behind the Door

The characters in this book are truly unforgettable. He hears his own personality and behavior, and his mother’s personality and behavior, judged in critical and pitying terms by the friend whom he, in his blindness, believed admired him unreservedly — and respected his mother completely.

Even though I know we shouldn’t 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.

Unknown Bindingpages. The betrayal in this case is made particularly bitter because of this. Prota series also includes: In my imagination, the narrators are all called Giorgio — regardless of what doetro author may have intended. This portrait of the private school in the American sense was fascinating.

To ask other readers questions about Behind the Doorplease sign up. Sometimes he’s on a stairwell, sometimes in a passageway, but on at least one occasion, he’s behind a door as in Bassani’s book.


Il romanzo di Ferrara 6 books. De t Schitterende kennismaking met een klassieke grootmeester van de Italiaanse literatuur. Return to Book Page. Bryan rated it it was ok Nov 03, See 1 question about Behind the Door…. Giorgio Bassani writes so well. In he completed his studies at his secondary school, the liceo classico L.

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However, it is the clandestine nature of the ‘behind the door’ episode in Bassani that marks the most significant parallel between the two books. It’s a wonderfully staged clue and I mentally applauded when I read it. Lists with This Book.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The narrator of this book is just as nameless as all the others but Bassani chose to gives us a clue as to what his name might be. Il romanzo di Ferrara 4.

We situeren ons in een typisch Italiaans stadje, Ferrara, in een klas omstreeks medio jaren ‘ 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. Steve Freyne rated it really liked it Jan 25, Those boys took their studies seriously. It’s obviously the work of a master, even if it may not be his single greatest work.

Schitterende kennismaking met een klassieke grootmeester van de Italiaanse literatuur. No trivia or quizzes yet. But the friends in each case are far more shrewd and worldly-wise than the narrators, and the reader doesn’t see them as objects of pity but rather as potential manipulators of their more naive friends’ feelings.


Behind the Door by Giorgio Bassani

Refresh and try again. This novella is part four of the series, but the fifth of the six to be published in this form Bassani’s ordering seems arbitrary and they are all self-contained. We zijn getuige op de eerste rij en bij het lezen kreeg ik een bijzonder filmische ervaring.

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.

As an editorial director of Feltrinelli Bassani was responsible for 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 the great successes of post-war Italian literature. Dec 25, 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.

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