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The next two parts of the book cover the years when the children are all in or just out of college.

E Bassani lo fa con tenerezza. 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.

Prologo – La voce narrante rievoca un episodio: Si interessa delle loro terre, gestisce la casa, cucina anche.

Cinema Paradiso — Giuseppe Bassanni 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. The Garden of the Finzi-Conti You really can’t read about a garden in a book from the Western tradition without thinking of that very first one: Giorgio, who is about to graduate, becomes a frequent visitor to the Finzi-Continis’ villa where he is allowed to use their extensive library.

The story itself is about an unnamed narrator, adolescent, who is intrigued by the secluded life of the aristocratic family Finzi-C Bassani is the chronicle writer of life in contihi northern Italian city of Ferrara, and in particular the Jewish inhabitants of that city.

Bassani announces this stark fact in the prologue so that it is lodged in our imagination from the start. E siccome queste, lo so, non erano che parole, le solite parole ingannevoli e disperate che soltanto un vero bacio avrebbe potuto impedirle di proferire, di esse, appunto, e non di altre, sia suggello qui quel poco che il cuore ha saputo ricordare.


Want to Read saving…. He last visits the garden the next night, finally scaling the wall and finding Micol’s ladder on the other side.

The Garden of the Finzi-Contini (Il Giardino Dei Finzi-Contini) |

Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia. Ma mi chiedo come abbia potuto farlo il mondo intellettuale, colto e potenzialmente preparato ad analizzare il corso degli eventi.

May 30, Whitaker rated it really liked it Shelves: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This one gay place suddenly desolate, eery. Echoes of the primeval garden, bassaani an overgrown paradise, or of the Hortus Conclusus of protected virginity, welcome us from the beginning since the title of the tinzi acts as a kind of Welcoming Banner.

Rashomon — Akira Kurosawa Mar 24, William2 rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s beautiful how Bassaini indicates how attractive that way of looking at things is for our young narrator, but at the same time how he ik understands, that he must distance himself from it and start his real life.

As it is the words of the novel must reflect what his heart can remember. He misses his chance while hiding his bike, and Micol is called home.

Sarai magari perfino contento. Tim Parks Goodreads Author Introduction. View all 6 comments. I doubt there is a reader who could ever forget them. Among them was the Finzi-Contini family, except the eldest son, Alberto, who died the year before.

She is above him, and he is too sensitive; he has no job, though he may become a critic, a novelist, and a poet. The setting, as usual, is his hometown of Ferrara, a walled city in the Po Valley between Bologna and Venice.

Era il nostro vizio, questo: The narrator, a young middle-class Jew in the Italian city o Giorgio Bassani’s acclaimed novel of unrequited love and the plight of the Italian Jews on the brink of World War II has become a baesani of modern Italian literature.

Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini

Like it giarcino really matter if these characters died the way they did. But the story did not completely captivate me, especially the love story was rather boring.


It won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Festival. Silvio, rimasto a Ferrara, a settembre venne internato all’Ospedale Sant’Anna e, a novembre, fu catturato dai nazifascisti, trasferito al campo cotini transito di Fossoli, caricato su un treno per Auschwitz col primo convoglio di italiani e ucciso all’arrivo.

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

Proper review when I’ve recovered. Echoes of the primeval garden, of an overg An Elegy encapsulated in a garden. Their lives and their after-lives seem well taken care of.

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 – Wikipedia

For those who are interested in the parallels I’ve been finding between Bassani’s Ferrara cycle and Marcel Proust’s Recherche du Temps Perdu, let me say fonzi there are even more here than in the second book, The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles. Giunto alla fine, ho letto il prologo.

The other Jews in the town react to Mussolini ‘s edicts in various ways: You really can’t read about a garden in a book from the Western tradition without thinking of that very first one: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The deei covered begins in and ends in the all-important year ofwhen Jews were deported to Germany.

Wistful with dark undertones. Giorgio is enraged; his father is philosophical. The novel opens for giarfino a garden of lost youth, where illusions grew in a fertile ground and where the possibilities seemed endless.