Laura Kolbe is a poet and Instructor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.
 (August 2019)

IN THE REVIEW

Bassani the Memorious

Giorgio Bassani at Villa Blanc, Rome, 1974

The Novel of Ferrara

by Giorgio Bassani, translated from the Italian and with an introduction by Jamie McKendrick, with a foreword by André Aciman
When Giorgio Bassani published his most commercially successful novel, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, in 1962, he had already won the prestigious Strega Prize for his collection Five Stories of Ferrara (1956), and served as an editor at two multilingual and far-reaching literary magazines as well as the legendary publishing …