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Prisoners of Hope

The Silver Age of the Italian Jews, 1924–1974

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$34.50 • £27.95 • €31.00

ISBN 9780674707283

Publication: February 1996



The eminent cultural historian H. Stuart Hughes examines the works of Italo Svevo, Alberto Moravia, Carlo Levi, Primo Levi, Natalia Ginzburg, and Giorgio Bassani—six Italian prose writers of Jewish or part-Jewish origin—and gracefully shows how these writers combine in various measures their ancestral Jewish heritage with recent experiences of antisemitic persecution.