The Garden of the Finzi-Continis: The Novel, the Film, and the Opera

Feb 07, 2022 383

BY: Lara Dreux

Paying tribute to the memory of the Jewish Italian community lost during Italy’s fascist regime in World War II, the Calandra Italian American Institute hosted a discussion of Giorgio Bassani’s celebrated novel The Garden of the Finzi-Contini on Tuesday February 1st at 5pm.

The discussion invited guest speakers familiar with the novel to debate the book’s historical accuracy, hidden meanings and transformation into the film and opera media. 

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