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 Giorgio Bassani

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Birth
Bologna, Città Metropolitana di Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Death
13 Apr 2000 (aged 84)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial
Ferrara, Provincia di Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Memorial ID
18773420 View Source

Author. Born in Bologna, Italy, into a Jewish family. He published his first book, "Una Città di Pianura" (1940), under a pseudonym because of Mussolini's anti-Semitic policies, and was active as an anti-fascist fighter during World War II. Bassani is best remembered for his novel "Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini", which earned him the Viareggio Award. It was later adapted into an Oscar-winning film. His many works also include "Cinque Stories Ferraresi", "Passeggiata Prima di Cena", and "Gli Occhiali d'Oro". He died in Rome.

Author. Born in Bologna, Italy, into a Jewish family. He published his first book, "Una Città di Pianura" (1940), under a pseudonym because of Mussolini's anti-Semitic policies, and was active as an anti-fascist fighter during World War II. Bassani is best remembered for his novel "Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini", which earned him the Viareggio Award. It was later adapted into an Oscar-winning film. His many works also include "Cinque Stories Ferraresi", "Passeggiata Prima di Cena", and "Gli Occhiali d'Oro". He died in Rome.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni

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