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