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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Modern Language Association http: By their names we can tell their relationship has little future. Vuole la bassaani e riesce a discutere la tesi. Il romanzo di Ferrara 6 books.

The period covered begins in and ends in the all-important year ofwhen Jews were deported to Germany. The story is set against Bassani’s main theme of anti-Semitism, fueled since by the Fascist press.

Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini : Giorgio Bassani :

In this episode he recounts his memories of the Finzi-Contini family, from when he first became aware of them as a young boy in the late s until he left Ferrara at the outbreak of the war.

Micol is the name of King David’s wife, who had mocked him for dancing before the Ark of the Covenant and therefore bore no children.

Sarai magari perfino contento. For her the Etruscans deserve our sadness just as much as do our recent dead. 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 giardinl nicely even though it refers to trees and buildings: Alberto, fizni health is fragile, enjoys a close friendship with Giampiero Malnate, a darkly handsome gentile with socialist sympathies.


Giorgio, her middle class Jewish childhood friend, feels entitled to her heart. Made into an Academy Award winning film in”The Garden of the Finzi Continis “is a richly evocative and nostalgic depiction of prewar Italy.

Un romanzo difficile da portare sullo schermo. Intorno a loro la storia evolve, il fascismo che ha affascinato tanta borghesia, anche ebrea, sta cambiando. One of those novels that touch the heart and the mind, giorguo illuminates the human spirit, and whose melancholic enchantments remain haunting long after the book is closed.

As teenagers they became fast friends. Burnt by the Sun — Nikita Mikhalkov They highlighted memory and melancholy, the themes of the decadents. There is tea and conversation with Alberto and Malnate, who turns out to be a communist, critical of too many possessions and of the number of Jews who had joined the Fascist Giorgo in its first years. The relationship resembles Petrarch’s failed courtship of Laura with the addition of the telephone and, of course, anti-Semitism and the knowledge of its appalling consequences.


The Finzi-Contini family is a wealthy Jewish family that owns a house and park dating back to the renaissance rulers of Ferrara. In the back cover blurb and in the five-page prologue of this novel you’ll learn at once that except for the narrator all the principal protagonists here–Italian Jews–had perished during the second world war after they’ve been arrested and transported to Germany.

In the late s, in Ferraraa group of young friends get together for afternoons of tennis and happy times. After Alberto’s death the whole family is taken by Mussolini’s Republican troops in September and deported to Germany in November. Non ne avremo mai certezza.

THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI-CONTINI (Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini)

Giorgio, who is about to graduate, becomes a frequent visitor to the Finzi-Continis’ villa where he is allowed to use their extensive library. View all 8 comments. View all 6 comments. It is above all a love story. Prologo – La voce narrante rievoca un episodio: The political events close in. On the garden side there is ladder. But the story did not completely captivate me, especially the love story was rather boring.