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A new translation of Bassani's haunting last novel: a portrait of a middle-aged man's reckoning with life and loneliness

In the fifth book of the Romanzo di Ferrara, Bassani follows a day in the slipping life of Edgardo Limentani, a man of forty-five who sets out with a shooting party into the watery countryside surrounding Ferrara. As the day wears on, his malaise grows, seeping from his thoughts and feelings into the natural world around him, until it reaches an intolerable pitch. This taut depiction of one man's reckoning with his unfulfilling life evokes in cinematic detail how inescapable loneliness turns to despair.

    

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Used availability for Giorgio Bassani's The Heron

Hardback Editions

July 1970 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Heron
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
ISBN: 0-297-00116-7 / 978-0-297-00116-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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April 1970 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Heron
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
ISBN: 0-15-140095-4 / 978-0-15-140095-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Heron
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
ISBN: 0-14-119214-3 / 978-0-14-119214-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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June 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Heron (Quartet Encounters)
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
ISBN: 0-7043-0186-5 / 978-0-7043-0186-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quartet Books
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May 1986 : USA Paperback

Title: Heron
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
ISBN: 0-15-640085-5 / 978-0-15-640085-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt Publishers Ltd
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July 1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Heron
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
ISBN: 0-586-03338-6 / 978-0-586-03338-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Kindle Editions

July 2018 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Heron
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
Publisher: Penguin
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