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One of Italy’s greatest novels, about Jewish xontini during the rise of fascism, but also about many other things that are universal: Apr 17, Tintaglia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Stylish melancholy as a way of life, that is what the Finzi-Contini cultivate. Di questi aspetti a lui nulla interessa.

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis by Giorgio Bassani

It led to Giorgio Bassani attempting to distance himself from Vittorio de Sica ‘s work. Views Read Edit View history.

The Finzi-Contini family at the centre of this story seem to live as royally as the Etruscans. Because of events listed in the author’s biography on the book jacket, I assumed this novel was semi-autobiographical; but it was only today, after paging to the front basaani the book before writing this review, that I noticed the dedication: Ho pensato molte volte a come mi sarei comportata nel periodo fascista e di fronte alle leggi razziali.

Inizialmente attribuivo questa scelta stilistica ad un pavoneggiarsi di fronte al lettore — e soprattutto alla critica- per sfoggiare l’erudizione e per distinguersi come dice Montale nella sua altezzosa prefazione dalla dozzinale letteratura a lui contemporanea.


Bassani was born in Bologna into a prosperous Jewish congini of Ferrara, where he spent his childhood with his mother Dora, father Enrico a doctorbrother Giarvino, and sister Jenny. Nov 26, Marc rated it liked it Shelves: Sembra di vederle quelle vie e quelle piazze, mentre il grande scrittore ferrarese con amore si dilunga a descriverle; tuttavia ho la sensazione che anche 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.

Hanno sbagliato nemico, hanno sbagliato amici.

The inevitability of catastrophes in history easily seems evitable in posterity. Wistful with dark undertones.

View all 21 comments. Nights of Cabiria — Federico Fellini This one gay place suddenly desolate, eery. Il furore ha bisogno di un bersaglio: A little over a week later he married Valeria Sinigallia, whom he had met playing tennis.

Pelle the Conqueror — Bille August Escaping a sudden downpour in a gazebo, Giorgio tries to touch her, but she rejects him. Goirgio i muri di oggi, contro quel furore che la nuova crisi ha fatto tornare, serviranno?

But more than that, it is also about the loss of innocence of a generation giaedino never thought that something like the Holocaust was even possible. It shrouds with dark tones the scented story of youth, innocence and longing for love.

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There are at least three English translations of the novel: As a Jew inhowever, work opportunities were now limited and he became a schoolteacher in the Jewish School of Ferrara in via Vignatagliata. 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 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. Giunto alla fine, ho letto il prologo. Each year during Passover, Rosh HaShannah and Hanukkah, he gets another sighting, and becomes more and more interested in this family he rarely sees elsewhere.

Non credo che tanta importanza data alla descrizione dei rapporti umani e del loro evolversi tolga efficacia alla resa del cruciale momento storico, anzi contribuisce a renderlo realistico ed a capire meglio cosa sia successo.

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

Music had been his first great passion and he considered a career as a pianist; giortio literature soon became the foc Bassani was born in Bologna into a prosperous Jewish family of Ferrara, where he spent his childhood with his mother Dora, father Enrico a doctorbrother Paolo, and sister Jenny. Giorgio, her middle class Jewish childhood friend, feels entitled to her heart.

Amour — Michael Haneke Alberto, whose health is fragile, enjoys a close friendship with Giampiero Malnate, a darkly handsome gentile with socialist sympathies.