The Novel of Ferrara
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Author: Bassani, Giorgio
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 2018
Dimensions: 197mm x 132mm x 55mm
Set in the northern Italian town of Ferrara before, during, and after the Second World War, The Novel of Ferrara brings together Bassani’s six classic books, fully revised as a single volume by the author at the end of his life- Within the Walls, The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, Behind the Door, The Heron and The Smell of Hay.
These interlocking stories present a fully rounded world of unforgettable characters, memorializing not only the Ferrarese people, but the city itself, which assumes a character and a voice deeply inflected by the Jewish community to which the narrator belongs.