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Behind the Door

(1976)
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'It was useless to think I'd ever be able to throw open the door behind which I was yet again hiding ... Not now. Not ever.' School is a place of unspoken hierarchies and rivalries for a young teenage boy growing up in the provincial town of Ferrara. But as the everyday classroom and playground dramas are played out, they begin to reflect the disturbing undertones of 1930s Italy, and the narrator realizes that being Jewish means he will always be excluded. The fourth book in Bassani's Romanzo di Ferrara cycle, Behind the Door is a luminous portrayal of childhood friendship and the loss of innocence. A new translation by Jamie McKendrick '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

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

June 1973 : UK Hardback
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Title: Behind the Door
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
ISBN: 0-297-76583-3 / 978-0-297-76583-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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January 1972 : USA Hardback
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Title: Behind the Door
Author(s): Bassani Giorgio
ISBN: 0-15-111697-0 / 978-0-15-111697-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Behind the Door (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
ISBN: 0-14-119213-5 / 978-0-14-119213-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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November 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: Behind the Door (Quartet Encounters)
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
ISBN: 0-7043-0176-8 / 978-0-7043-0176-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quartet Books
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April 1976 : USA Paperback
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Title: Behind the Door (Harbrace Paperbound Library; Hpl 66)
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
ISBN: 0-15-611685-5 / 978-0-15-611685-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harvest Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2017 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Behind the Door (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
Publisher: Penguin
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