Behind the door / Giorgio Bassani ; translated by William Weaver.

By: Bassani, Giorgio, 1916-2000Contributor(s): Weaver, William, 1923-2013Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: Italian Series: Harbrace paperbound library ; HPL 66Publication details: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976, c1972. Description: 150 p. ; 19 cmISBN: 0156116855; 9780156116855Uniform titles: Dietro la porta. English Subject(s): Jews -- Italy -- Fiction | Ferrara (Italy) -- FictionGenre/Form: Psychological fiction.DDC classification: 853/.914 LOC classification: PQ4807.A79 | D5413 1976Online resources: Publisher description Summary: A sheltered sixteen-year-old Jewish boy in Ferrara reflects on a critical period of his schooldays in 1929-1930. He makes friends with the leader of the class, a boy with the right looks and the right religion, and with a new boy who joins the class--another "outsider". While the young Jew is shy and naive, the newcomer is aggressive, cynical, sexually unihibited. Bassani subtly explores the relations of the three boys, as events lead to a shattering betrayal of trust.
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Translation of Dietro la porta.

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A sheltered sixteen-year-old Jewish boy in Ferrara reflects on a critical period of his schooldays in 1929-1930. He makes friends with the leader of the class, a boy with the right looks and the right religion, and with a new boy who joins the class--another "outsider". While the young Jew is shy and naive, the newcomer is aggressive, cynical, sexually unihibited. Bassani subtly explores the relations of the three boys, as events lead to a shattering betrayal of trust.

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