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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Tim Parks Goodreads Author Introduction. 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 classic of modern Li literature.
Made into an Academy Award winning film in”The Garden of the Finzi Continis “is a richly evocative and nostalgic depiction of prewar Italy. 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 Kl Jews on the brink of World War II has become a classic of modern Italian literature.
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.
But it is not until that he is invited behind the walls of their lavish estate, as local Jews begin to gather there to avoid the racial laws of the Fascists, and the garden of the Finzi-Continis becomes a sort of idyllic sanctuary in an increasingly brutal world. 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.
Hardcoverpages. Published July 19th by Everyman’s Library first published Il romanzo di Ferrara 3. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers giardnio about The Garden of the Finzi-Continisplease sign up. Could a young teen read this?
Giorgio Bassani, “Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini”, 1962
What would it Be rated as a film? Giovanni Definitely yes, it suits nowadays adolescents, and might prove quite interesting and informative. See 2 questions about The Garden of the Finzi-Continis…. Lists with This Book. An Elegy encapsulated in a garden. Recalled through the torn veils of memory this semiautobiographical interlude evokes the life of the Finzi-Contini, a Jewish and wealthy Ferrarese family, during the ominous late s.
Gioorgio lives are revived during a visit to an Etruscan cemetery twenty years later. Another kind of garden. The novel opens for us a garden of lost youth, where illusions grew giardini a fertile ground and where the possibilities seemed endless. Echoes of the primeval garden, of an overg An Elegy encapsulated in a garden. Echoes of the primeval garden, of an overgrown paradise, or of the Hortus Conclusus of protected virginity, welcome us from the beginning since the title of the book acts as a kind of Welcoming Banner.
The tale has then the sweet and bitter taste of tragic nostalgia. Tragic because we know what is coming: The inevitability of catastrophes in history easily seems evitable in posterity.
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis by Giorgio Bassani
But Bassani immerses us in the original development of events, and in its necessity we feel the imminence of tragedy.
It shrouds with dark tones the scented story of youth, innocence and longing for love. And we are not mistaken in our expectations as we come up to the enclosing, limiting, ending wall.
But we are to remember and books can be like the centennial trees. Witnesses of past ages. View all 50 comments. The short prologue finz this book describes giorfio visit by the narrator and his friends to the ancient burial site of the Etruscans at Cerveteri near Rome sometime in the s.
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
In the course of the visit, dri 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 father claims that it is because we knew and loved the people who are buried in our modern graveyards, whereas the amount o The short prologue to this book describes a visit by the narrator and his friends to the ancient burial site of the Etruscans at Cerveteri dri Rome sometime in the s.
The father claims that it is because we knew and loved the people who are buried in our modern graveyards, whereas the amount of time that has passed makes it as if the people buried in ancient sites never really lived at all, or as if they were always dead.
But his young daughter is not convinced. For her the Etruscans deserve our sadness just as much as do our recent dead.
Time does not make them less worthy of remembrance.
That prologue seems to underline Giorgio Bassani’s intention for his Ferrara novels, of which this book is the third. 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.
He wants to make sure that Time does not make it as if the community never existed, especially since many of its members, in contrast to the Etruscans with their well furnished tombs complete with food, utensils, mosaics, chairs and beds, never had any tomb at all. The Finzi-Contini family at the centre of this story seem to live as royally as the Etruscans.
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Their house and gardens are exceptionally large and imposing, and they possess a large and imposing tomb in the Jewish graveyard in Ferrara. Their lives and their after-lives seem well taken care of.
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 garden, are fully deserving of our remembrance. I doubt there is a reader who could ever forget them. 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 that there are even more here than in the second book, The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles.
The narrator is the same as in that book, and he remains unnamed. 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. Like Marcel Proust’s unnamed narrator’s obsession with the Guermantes family, which began with a sighting in the church at Combray when he was a child, and which grew and grew with the passing years, Bassani’s narrator first spots the Finzi-Contini family in the local synagogue.
Each year during Passover, Rosh HaShannah and Hanukkah, he gets another sighting, and becomes more and contink interested in this family he rarely sees elsewhere. Both narrators have to wait a few years before they again encounter the object of their affection and vassani encounters happen in similar circumstances: Then, in both cases, another period of separation, during which they suffer jealous torment, before a later encounter takes place. These parallels may not seem much to other readers but they strike me as significant, and I’ll be on the lookout for more as I read on through the final books in the cycle View all 21 comments.
The viardino I longed for the present to become the past at onceso that I could love it and gaze fondly at it any time It was our vice, this: The inner flap of this edition mentions Marcel Proust, but even without that I’m sure I would’v We know from the beginning that this Jewish family living in Fascist Basasni in the late s is doomed.
They continue to live as they always do, ignoring a certain future, even making plans to enlarge igardino tennis court that their non-Jewish friends are forbidden to play on. Political thought is represented in the character of their Communist friend, the forward-thinking Malnate, but even he cannot escape.
The familiarity of the novel’s tone nagged do me, though I can’t put my finger on why it felt that way and I’m not thinking of Proust now.
Most likely, that feeling came igardino 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 basssni.
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 of the book before writing this review, that I noticed the dedication: I eei those were corrected in later editions.
As a student our narrator is blacklisted from his local bassanl club so is bassni onto the estate of the wealthy and previously aloof Finzi-Contini family which contink back memory’s of his younger years where 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 Micol and is clearly much in love with her, but there is a sense bassanl 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.
Although this sort of reads like a love story it’s far more realistic than it is romantic in terms of how it giorgoo with human emotions, also I would definitely class this as a slow burner but this works so well because you really get drawn into the characters and their surroundings, so plot makes way for mood and atmosphere during an important moment in their lives where war is looming, the Finzi-Contini estate becomes a safe haven and feels almost like a lost Eden in the eyes of those who spend time there.
As I can only go by the translation done very well by Jamie Mckendrick for this gairdino Bassani’s quality of writing shines throughout and he was clearly one of the great European novelists. View all 7 comments. Silvio, rimasto a Ferrara, a settembre venne internato all’Ospedale Sant’Anna e, a novembre, fu catturato vontini nazifascisti, trasferito al campo di transito di Fossoli, caricato su un treno contjni Auschwitz col primo convoglio di italiani e ucciso all’arrivo.
View all 8 comments. A historical novel set among an Italian Jewish community in the late s, this book has lyrical descriptive baxsani and a moving elegiac storyline. Like so many of the giardnio I read long before joining GR, I would have to read this again to write a review that does it justice. 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. Like another of my favourite books, Hopeful Monsters by Nicholas MosleyA historical novel set among an Italian Jewish community in the late s, this book has lyrical descriptive passages and a moving elegiac storyline.
Like another of my favourite books, Hopeful Monsters by Nicholas Mosleyit transcends the series it is part of and can be read as a self-contained novel. View all 3 comments. Giorgo ho evitato il prologo, poi, dopo un paio di capitoli, ho deciso di proseguire ascoltando la goirgio audiolibro.
Come malati divenuti inabili, cercano di tirare avanti con quello che la malattia non ha ancora sottratto loro. Giunto alla fine, ho letto il prologo. View all 11 comments. May 30, Whitaker rated it really liked it Shelves: You really can’t read about a garden in a book bassanu the Western tradition without thinking of that very first one: Not when that garden is so much front and centre of a novel that it’s in the title. And especially not when that garden is a walled-off sanctuary from the oppression of Facist Italy.
There’s even an alluring Eve. Any evocation of the Garden of Eden is, however, also an evocation of basani consequence: 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: But finxi than that, it is also about the loss of innocence of a generation that never thought that something like the Holocaust was even possible.
The Finzi-Continis, a family of Italian Jews, wall themselves off in their villa with its garden paradise, dreaming their sunlit afternoons away.