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Behind the Door

(1976)
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A new translation of Bassani's moving novel of childhood friendship and the unexpected loss of innocence

The years lived since then have not, in the end, been of any use: I haven't managed to remedy the suffering which has remained there like a hidden wound, secretly bleeding.

In the fourth book of the Romanzo di Ferrara cycle, Bassani paints a moving portrait of a 1930s childhood in which even the familiar classroom and playground dramas begin to reflect the sinister forces at work in fascist Italy. This powerful tale of friendship and rivalry in the face of the ever encroaching spectre of adulthood adds yet another intricate thread to Bassani's rich tapestry of his native city, Ferrara.

'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

    

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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
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)
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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
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
Publisher: Penguin
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