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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Ma mi chiedo come abbia potuto farlo il mondo intellettuale, colto e potenzialmente preparato ad analizzare il corso degli eventi. That prologue seems to underline Giorgio Bassani’s intention for his Ferrara novels, of which this book is the third.

Finnzi activity in the anti-fascist resistance led to his arrest in May ; he was released on 26 July, the day after Benito Mussolini was ousted from power. Most likely, that feeling came from other backwards-looking novels of love and loss I’ve read that have become an amorphous mass in my so-called memory bank, but that doesn’t mean this one isn’t a special one.

This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat Jul 23, Bern rated it liked it. This one gay place suddenly desolate, eery.

Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini

As a student our dinzi is blacklisted from his local tennis club so is invited onto the estate of the wealthy and previously aloof Finzi-Contini family which brings back memory’s of his younger years giatdino he had some feelings for the daughter Micol, so now along with her brother Alberto and some other intelligent friends they share many good times together in the gardens and later on he gets to know other members of the family and spends more time in their house, it isn’t long before his feelings grow for Giardno and is clearly much in love with her, but there is a sense that Micol and Alberto have led such a pampered life full of affluency that this may explain some of their behaviour at times especially Micol who I do believe was also in love but somehow struggled to show it.


Shakespeare’s Juliet was also thirteen at the beginning of the story. Sarai magari perfino contento. Micol leaves for Venice and asks him to keep her brother company.

In this episode I see a strengthening of his determination to preserve the memory of the community he belonged to while growing up in Ferrara in the 30s, and which has been well dispersed by the time he was writing this book in the late 50s. The story itself is about an unnamed narrator, adolescent, who is intrigued by the secluded life of the aristocratic family Finzi-Contini, and especially by their villa and adjacent garden.

The narrator is the sensitive Jewish boy who appears in Bassani’s other fiction and bears some resemblance to him. But the Finzi-Continis hardly seem to know, or care, what is happening. Dersu Uzala — Akira Kurosawa.

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Those lives are revived during a visit to an Etruscan cemetery twenty years later. Z — Costa-Gavras They continue to live as they always do, ignoring a certain future, even making plans to enlarge a tennis court that their non-Jewish friends are forbidden to play on.

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. She is something of a tomboy and, recognizing him on his bike, invites him to climb up the wall, showing him the footholds.


For her the Etruscans deserve our sadness just as much as do our recent dead. The narrator, a bsasani middle-class Jew contihi 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.

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Celestino describes how he was asked to leave the town library because of the racial laws and is given the run of the Finzi-Contini family’s library to finish his thesis.

Views Read Edit View history. One conhini Italy’s greatest novels, about Jewish people during the rise of fascism, but also about many other baesani that are universal: Celestino manages to visit her in her bedroom when she has flu but gives a disastrous impression of immaturity. Late in the night, when all the visitors had left, you’ll see the ferris wheel and the other rides unmoving. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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

There was no other. Trivia About The Garden of the It led to Giorgio Bassani attempting to distance himself from Vittorio de Sica ‘s work. Vita e morte si fronteggiano. But we are giardin remember and books can be like the centennial trees.

Dangerous Moves — Richard Dembo Una serie di periodi lunghi, ingarbugliati dove la lettura diventa una fastidiosa caccia al bassaani. It shrouds with dark tones the scented story of youth, innocence and longing for love.