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Bassani, Giorgio

Born: 1916 AD
Died: 2000 AD
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Essayists, Novelists, Poets

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.