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Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini [Giorgio Bassani] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rare book. The Garden of the Finzi-Contini, published in Italian in and in English translation in , is Giorgio Bassani’s best-known book. The setting, as usual. the s – Giorgio Bassani’s Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini – I will bring to light a type of sentimental initiation to see if it concludes the protagonist’s process of.

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Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini

The Counterfeiters — Stefan Ruzowitzky Could a young teen read this? View all 7 comments. In a Better World — Susanne Bier Anxiously she asks him about Giorgio. The Finzi-Contini family is a wealthy Jewish family that owns a house and park dating back to the gjardino rulers of Ferrara. Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. 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.

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis is considered the best of the series of novels that Bassani produced about the lives of Italian Giorgip in the northern Italian city of Ferrara.

She is above him, and he is too sensitive; he has no job, though he may become a critic, gorgio novelist, and a poet.

The period covered begins in and ends in the all-important year ofwhen Jews were deported to Germany. As a Jew inhowever, work opportunities were now limited and he became a schoolteacher in the Jewish School of Ferrara in via Vignatagliata.

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Leggendo, tuttavia, il romanzo nel suo complesso la questione mi pare maggiormente attribuibile ad un attaccamento alla forma classica come segno di legame al tanto decantato passato. Micol is by far the most electrifying and memorable of Bassani’s characters.

Di questi aspetti a lui nulla interessa. The narrator is the sensitive Jewish boy who appears in Bassani’s other fiction and bears some resemblance to him.

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Stylish melancholy as a way of life, that is what the Finzi-Contini cultivate. Il romanzo di Ferrara 3. I trust those were corrected in later editions.

View all 8 comments. It is above all a love story. Like another of my favourite books, Hopeful Monsters by Nicholas MosleyA historical novel set among an Italian Jewish community in the late s, this book has lyrical descriptive passages and a moving elegiac storyline.

Lo devo ammettere, alla fine la famiglia Finzi-Contini ha stregato pure me. Then, in both cases, another period of separation, during which they suffer jealous torment, before a later encounter takes place. Echoes of the primeval garden, of an overg An Elegy encapsulated in a garden. At this point, the narrator reveals that none of the Finzi-Continis survived. Views Read Edit View history. The narrator, a young middle-class Jew in the Italian city of Ferrara, has long been fascinated from afar by the Finzi-Continis, a wealthy and aristocratic Jewish family, and especially by their charming daughter Micol.

She is thirteen at this time, the age of Anne Frank when she got her diary for her birthday in We know from the beginning that this Jewish family living in Fascist Italy in the late s is doomed.

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis by Giorgio Bassani

For the goorgio adaptation, see The Garden of the Finzi-Continis film. A Separation — Asghar Farhadi View all 6 comments. From Wikipedia, contino free encyclopedia. The whole story bathes in a kind of dusky atmosphere, which reminded me a lot of ‘Le Grand Meaulnes’ by Alain-Tournier and also a bit of the Flemish writer Maurice Gilliams’ ‘Elias and the Nightingale’. Ho amato tutto di questo libro di Bassani e sono contenta che classici come questo mi facciano riscoprire ed apprezzare la letteratura italiana.


Not when that garden is so much front and centre of a novel that it’s in the title. Bassani announces this stark fact in the prologue so that it bxssani lodged in our imagination from the start.

Sembra di vederle quelle vie e quelle piazze, mentre il grande scrittore ferrarese con amore si dilunga a descriverle; tuttavia ho la sensazione che conyini questa appassionata ambientazione non sia fine a se stessa, ma che sia un altro pezzo del puzzle da comporre per capire le radici della tragedia. Books by Giorgio Bassani. 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. But his sensitive record of the evils of anti-Semitism from jl position of the victims, particularly in this masterpiece, with one of the most striking heroines conrini recent Italian writing, leaves a lasting mark on any reader.

They highlighted memory and melancholy, the themes of the decadents. Among them was the Finzi-Contini family, except the eldest son, Alberto, who died the year before. The novel ends before the Finzi-Continis are expelled from their Eden.