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Bassani, Giorgio

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Born: 1916 AD
Died: 2000 AD, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Essayists, Novelists, Poets

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1916 - Giorgio Bassani is a Italian author was born 4th of March in Bologna.

 

         - Studied at the University of Bologna with the art historian Roberto Longhi, and privately with the historian and philosopher Benedetto Croce.

 

1940 - Wrote short story collection "Una Citta di Rianura" under pseudonym Giacomo Marchi.

 

1943 - He took part in the anti-Fascist Resistance.

 

1944 - Arrested in Ferrara in May and was released in July.

 

1948-1960 - Moved to Rome and there edited the literary review Botteghe oscure for Princess Caetani.

 

         - Bassani was also an editor of Paragone, a journal founded by Longhi and his wife Anna Band.

 

1962 - He wrote his novel "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" (also "Il giardino dei Fitzi-Contini").

 

2000 - Giorgio Bassani died on the 13th of April.

 

 

 


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