A new translation of Bassani's moving novel of childhood friendship and the unexpected loss of innocence.
Giorgio Bassani was born in 1916. From 1938 onwards he became involved in various anti-fascist activities for which he was imprisoned in 1943. His works include The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles, and Five Stories of Ferrara (Within the Walls), which won the Strega Prize. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis was awarded the Viareggio Prize in 1962 and was made into a feature film.
Giorgio Bassani is one of the great witnesses of this century, and
one of its great artists * Guardian *
Powerful new translations . . . Bassani began as a poet, and McKendrick's redelivery of this taut uncompromising fiction reveals resonance and generosity -- Ali Smith
No one else writes about time like this. Bassani is deeply unsettling and yet a joy to read. -- David Herman * Jewish Chronicle *