Publication Date: 01/02/2007 ISBN: 9780141188362 Category:

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

Giorgio Bassani

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 01/02/2007 ISBN: 9780141188362 Category:
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This is a haunting, elegiac novel which captures the mood and atmosphere of Italy (and in particular Ferrara) in the last summers of the thirties, focusing on an aristocratic Jewish family moving imperceptibly towards its doom. Vittorio De Sica turned the book into a film in 1970, winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1974.

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Powerful new translations . . . Bassani began as a poet, and McKendrick's redelivery of this taut uncompromising fiction reveals resonance and generosity -- Ali Smith

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