Giorgio Bassani

Age: 84

Italian novelist whose experience as a Jew under the clenched fist of Fascist Italy served as a recurrent theme in his complex, analytic narratives. He's best known for 1962's The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, which was made into a film in 1971.

Died: Rome, Italy, 4/13/00

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