Bassani received the Charles Veillon ( fr ) , the Strega , the Campiello , the Viareggio and the Nelly Sachs prizes. He collaborated on several screen plays.
Natalia Ginzburg in 1989. PHOTOGRAPH BY FRANCESCO GATTONI / LUZ / REDUX
In The Night Battles and Ecstasies, Ginzburg traced a complex path from certain European witch persecutions to the benandanti and a wide variety of practices which he describes as evidence of a substrate of shamanic cults in Europe. His 1999 work, The Judge and the Historian, sought to expose injustice in the trial of Adriano Sofri , but failed to win a new trial. His book was not only about Sofri, but was also a general reflection on the scientific methods used by a historian, and their similarity to the work of a judge, who also has to correlate testimonies with material evidence in order to deduce what really happened. Thus, he explains how the judicial model of early historiography made it focus on easily verifiable facts, resulting in studies that centered on individuals or on what Lucien Febvre and Marc Bloch called in the Annales d'histoire économique et sociale an "evenemential history." In his book History, Rhetoric, and Proof (1999), he opposes the ancient rhetoric of Aristotle to the modern rhetoric of Nietzche. 
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