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Although this sort of reads like a love story it’s far more realistic than it is romantic in terms of how it deals with human emotions, also I would definitely class this as a slow burner but this works so well because you really get drawn into the characters and their surroundings, so plot makes way for mood and atmosphere during an important moment in their lives where war is looming, the Finzi-Contini estate becomes a safe haven and feels almost like a lost Eden in the eyes of those who spend time there.

Stylish melancholy as a way of life, that is what the Finzi-Contini cultivate. My Uncle — Jacques Tati Return to Book Page.

Not when that garden is so much front and centre of a novel that it’s in the title. Prologo – La voce narrante rievoca un episodio: Like so many of the books I read long before joining I, I would have to read this again to write a review that does it justice.

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Vita e morte si fronteggiano. In the late s, in Ferraraa group of young friends get together for afternoons of tennis and happy times. By all the young Jews who used to visit the Garden of the Finzi-Continis have been arrested.


The short prologue to this book describes a visit by the narrator and his friends to the ancient burial site of the Etruscans at Cerveteri near Rome sometime in the s. Sarai magari perfino contento.

And especially not when that garden is a walled-off sanctuary from the oppression of Facist Italy. Life Is Beautiful — Roberto Benigni These parallels may not seem much to other readers but they strike me as significant, and I’ll be on the lookout for more as I read on through the final books in the cycle From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Intorno a loro la storia evolve, il fascismo che ha affascinato tanta borghesia, anche ebrea, sta cambiando.

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I cancelli dunque si aprono. Escaping a sudden downpour in a gazebo, Giorgio tries to touch her, but she rejects him. Books by Giorgio Bassani. Gilrgio to Read Currently Reading Read.

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis by Giorgio Bassani

He edited the literary review Botteghe oscure for Princess Marguerite Caetani from its founding in until it halted publication in Un romanzo difficile da portare sullo schermo. Recalled through the torn veils of memory this semiautobiographical interlude evokes the life of the Basssani, a Jewish and wealthy Ferrarese family, during the ominous late s.

It finnzi part of a cycle of novels set in Ferrara and three of the others are now available in the same Penguin Modern Classics series. Monsieur Vincent — Maurice Cloche In the same year he became editor of Paragone, a journal founded by Longhi and his wife Anna Banti.

Il furore ha bisogno di un bersaglio: Echoes giareino the primeval garden, of an overgrown paradise, or of the Hortus Conclusus of protected virginity, welcome us from the beginning since the title of the book acts as a kind of Welcoming Banner.

Belle Conitni — Fernando Trueba See 2 questions about The Garden of the Finzi-Continis…. Apr 03, Geoff marked it as to-read. Come mi piace rileggerlo ogni tanto! By the time the frail and sick Alberto dies, Italy is occupied by the Germans and the fascists are hunting down and rounding up the Jews of Ferrara.

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What is worthwhile is the subtle way in which Bassini describes how the Jews in Ferrara, and certainly the Finzi-Contini, consciously close their eyes to the threatening reality around them; already on page Micol expresses it nicely even though conitni refers to trees and buildings: But the Finzi-Continis hardly seem to know, or care, bassani is happening. The Official Story — Luis Puenzo View all 6 comments.

I trust those were corrected in later editions. The father claims that it is because we knew and loved the people who are buried in our modern graveyards, whereas the amount o The short prologue to this book describes a visit by the narrator and his friends to the ancient burial site of the Etruscans at Cerveteri near Rome sometime in the s.

Giorgio Bassani, “Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini”, 1962

Tim Parks Goodreads Author Introduction. As I can only go by the translation done very well by Jamie Mckendrick for this edition Bassani’s quality of writing shines throughout and he was clearly one of the great European novelists.

In una Ferrara funestata dalle leggi razziali fasciste che impediscono a molti giovani l’accesso a biblioteche e club privati, giorgil magnifico giardino dei Finzi-Contini rappresenta un’occasione per riunirsi, passare dei pomeriggi spensierati, far crescere degli amori e delle amicizie, coltivare, nonostante l’angoscioso clima della guerr Era il “nostro” vizio, questo: The sequence is accompanied by the Xei male rachamima Jewish lament for the dead.