SUMMER BOOKS Il giardino dei Finzi Contini

italicsBy Daniela Gross

The Garden of the Finzi Continis by Giorgio Bassani, one of the most important Italian Jewish writers, was published in 1962 and soon became a classic. It tells the story of a prominent and sophisticated family, the Finzi Continis, living in Ferrara, a small city in Northern Italy, just before the Second World War. This novel illuminates a world erased by the Nazi and fascist persecutions, and it is always worthwhile to be reread.

Il giardino dei Finzi Contini
By Giorgio Bassani
223 pp.