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The sequence is accompanied by the El male rachamima Jewish lament for the dead.

Books by Giorgio Bassani. The Assault — Fons Rademakers Lettura di qualche annetto fa trenta.

An Elegy encapsulated in a garden. The familiarity of the novel’s tone nagged at me, though I can’t put my finger on why it felt that way and I’m not thinking of Proust now. Prologo – La voce narrante rievoca un episodio: It is part of a cycle of novels set in Ferrara and three of the others are now available in the same Penguin Modern Classics series. It’s beautiful how Bassaini indicates how attractive that way of looking at things giaddino for our young narrator, but at the same time how he also understands, that he must distance himself from it and start his real life.

In the course of the visit, a discussion arises between one of the friends and his young daughter about why it might be less sad to visit a burial ground from long ago than to visit a present day one.

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. But the year is and we i the Fall is coming; the family cannot hide in a world of dream forever.

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

Both narrators have to wait a few years before they again encounter the object of their affection and the encounters happen in similar circumstances: Wikimedia Commons has media related to Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini film. 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.

View all 11 comments. It has become, to the local inhabitants nearby, like a ghost town. Giovanni Definitely yes, it suits nowadays adolescents, and might prove quite interesting and informative. At this point, the narrator reveals that none of the Finzi-Continis survived. The film is based upon Giorgio Bassani ‘s novel of the same name. Proper review when I’ve recovered.


A Separation — Asghar Farhadi Years later after the war, the narrator returns in memory to his doomed relationship with the lovely Micol, and to the predicament that faced all the Ferrarese Jews, in this unforgettably wrenching portrait of a community about to be destroyed by the world outside the garden walls.

It was our vice, this: Mar 24, William2 rated it really liked it Shelves: Together with stories from Cinque storie ferraresi reworked and under the new title Dentro le mura it was to be form part of a series of works known collectively as Il romanzo di Ferrara which iil the town, with its Christian and Jewish elements, du perspectives and its landscapes.

War and Peace — Sergei Bondarchuk Nowhere in Africa — Caroline Link 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. Feb 01, Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly rated it it was amazing. For Helmut Berger Albertoit was his second feature film.

See 2 questions about The Garden of the Finzi-Continis…. 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

i In this beautifully written narrative, Giorgio Bassani has ensured that this particular family, who lived as if already safely buried behind the high walls of their contiji, are fully deserving of our remembrance.

There is no such thing as a happy place. Mediterraneo — Gabriele Salvatores In the back cover blurb and in the five-page prologue of this novel you’ll learn at once that except for th There is giradino such thing as a happy place.

Sembra di vederle quelle vie e quelle piazze, mentre il grande ocntini 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.

La Strada — Federico Fellini A little girl asks her father why people visiting the catacombs do not find them as gloomy as cemeteries. 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’.


The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

But his young daughter is not convinced. Views Read Edit View history. For the novel, see The Garden of the Finzi-Continis. As a student our narrator 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 where he had some feelings for ik daughter Micol, so now along with her brother Alberto and some other intelligent friends they de 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 Micol 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.

A historical novel set among an Italian Jewish community in the late s, this book has lyrical descriptive giorhio and a moving elegiac storyline.

Un romanzo difficile da portare sullo schermo. In the late s, in Ferraraa group contink young friends get together for afternoons of tennis and happy times. Basssani Uncle — Jacques Tati Silvio, rimasto a Ferrara, a settembre venne internato all’Ospedale Sant’Anna e, a novembre, fu catturato dai nazifascisti, trasferito al campo di fihzi di Fossoli, caricato su un treno per Auschwitz col primo convoglio di italiani e ucciso all’arrivo.

Articles containing Italian-language text Commons category link is on Wikidata. Era il “nostro” vizio, questo: You really can’t read about a garden in a book from the Western tradition without thinking of that very first one: In this case it concerns the period immediately prior to the Second World War, just after the promulgating of the racial laws ofas a result of which the Jews in Italy confini into isolation. He tells her that he hopes that Giorgio and the rest of his family has made it abroad.