The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
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Garden of the Finzi-Continis by Giorgio Bassani
Book DescriptionIt is the autobiography of Giorgio Bassani, told in a time span of around 15 years, a time where the ambiguous and mysterious female figure of Micol was a central part of his life. They live in a time where racial laws are being passed by fascist Italy and as a result Micol and her family open the gates of their huge mansion and even bigger garden to a handful of jeweish friends that have been banned from any recreational activity. In this garden Micol guides the narrating "I" figure through the interior journey in search of his identity and maturity. Unfortunately this journey of truth can only end but in the sourest way; the rejection of a deep love felt by the author for Micol, his spiritual guide.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781857152883
(212mm x 132mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publish Date: 5-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Garden of the Finzi-Continis, Paperback (February 2007)» View all books by Giorgio Bassani
A novel that aims to capture the mood and atmosphere of Italy (and in particular Ferrara) in the last summers of the thirties, focusing on an aristocratic Jewish family moving towards its doom.
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