The Garden Of The Finzi Continis

Author: Giorgio Bassani
Editor: Everymans Library
ISBN: 1400044227
Size: 11,66 MB
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The young, middle-class Jewish narrator recounts his relationship with the Finzi-Continis, an insular, upper-class Jewish family, in Ferrara on the eve of World War II and the family's blindness to impending destruction. 10,000 first printing.

The Drama Of The Assimilated Jew

Author: Lucienne Kroha
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442665068
Size: 11,52 MB
Format: PDF
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Giorgio Bassani (1916–2000) was a Jewish Italian novelist, poet, essayist, editor, and intellectual. A cosmopolitan writer concerned with the problems of Jewish identity and history, Bassani was deeply affected by the persecution and deportation of Italian Jews under Mussolini. His personal experience of this period and its aftermath was fundamental to the creation of his masterwork, the Romanzo di Ferrara (Romance of Ferrara). In The Drama of the Assimilated Jew, Lucienne Kroha makes Bassani’s personal and literary journey accessible to English-language readers. Kroha’s close, intertextual reading of Bassani’s novels and short stories reveals Bassani’s focus on the issue of Jewish masculinity and his profound engagement with the work of Freud, Nietzsche, and Thomas Mann, whose ideas he appropriated and re-cast to construct the fictional story of his own personal struggle.

Filmmaking By The Book

Author: Millicent Joy Marcus
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801844553
Size: 16,50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Explores the impulse to transform literary narrative into cinematic discourse through the work of several postwar Italian film-makers - Visconti, De Sica, Pasolini, Fellini and the Taviani brothers.

Five Stories Of Ferrara

Author: Giorgio Bassani
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780151314003
Size: 13,75 MB
Format: PDF
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Roderick Hudson Annotated Includes Essay And Biography

Author: Henry James
Editor: Golgotha Press
ISBN: 1610426932
Size: 16,78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Roderick Hudson was first published in serial form in Atlantic Monthly in 1875. Later that year it was published in book form by James R. Osgood Company, Boston. The title character is a young New England man who is a very talented sculptor who is studying to become a lawyer. He lives in Northampton with his mother and is her only surviving son, Roderick's brother having died during the recent Civil War.

Italian Literature A Very Short Introduction

Author: Peter Hainsworth
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199231796
Size: 20,12 MB
Format: PDF
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In this Very Short Introduction to Italian Literature, Peter Hainsworth and David Robey examine Italian literature from the Middle Ages up to the present day, looking at themes and issues which have recurred throughout its history and continue to be of importance today.

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Editor: Pier 9
ISBN: 9781760524036
Size: 13,21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Delve into the pages of this sumptuously illustrated book and take a tour of the greatest novels that the world has to offer. Fully updated for 2018.

The Smell Of Hay

Author: Giorgio Bassani
ISBN: 9780141192123
Size: 11,73 MB
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Out Of Egypt

Author: André Aciman
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571349722
Size: 14,66 MB
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'[A] mesmerizing portrait of a now vanished world. Aciman's story of Alexandria is the story of his own family, a Jewish family with Italian and Turkish roots that tied its future to Egypt and made its home there for three generations, only to find itself peremptorily expelled by the Government in the early 1960's. It is the story of a fractious clan of dreamers and con men and the emotional price they would pay for exile, the story of a young boy's coming of age and his memories of the city he loved in his youth. Writing in lucid, lyrical prose, Mr. Aciman does an exquisite job of conjuring up the daily rhythms and rituals of his family's life: their weekly trips to the movies, their daily jaunts to the beach, their internecine squabbles over everything from religion to money to the pronunciation of words. There are some wonderfully vivid scenes here, as strange and marvelous as something in Garcia Marquez, as comical and surprising as something in Chekhov.' Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

Fascism In Italian Cinema Since 1945

Author: G. Lichtner
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137316624
Size: 16,27 MB
Format: PDF
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From neorealism's resolve to Berlusconian revisionist melodramas, this book examines cinema's role in constructing memories of Fascist Italy. Italian cinema has both reflected and shaped popular perceptions of Fascism, reinforcing or challenging stereotypes, remembering selectively and silently forgetting the most shameful pages of Italy's history.