When it first appeared in , Bread and Wine stunned the world with its exposure of Italy’s fascist state, depicting that regime’s use of. As Ignazio Silone’s novel Bread and Wine opens, Don Benedetto, a Catholic priest, is sitting outside his modest home. It is his seventy-fifth birthday, and he is . Something has been lost in the shuffle, buried under the exotic. Reading Ignazio Silone’s Bread and Wine was to hear its narration muffled and.

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Essays on Other Literaturesby Joseph Pivato. Italian Food Book by Elizabeth David. A Tale of the Christby Lew Wallace. You do not need to share the political view of the heroes to enjoy the book. Highly recommended and just as cu In Fascist Italy, a Socialist man recently returned from exile, in order to evade the law, is disguised as a priest–as an ecclesiastic he will have immunity from persecution– and lives among the peasants silon the Abruzzi.

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Bread and Wine by Ignazio Silone

Book Demonsby Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Sons and Lovers Book by D. Book Artemisiaby Alexandra Lapierre. It was first published in in a German language edition in Switzerland as Brot und Wein, and in an English translation in London later the same year. The few italian authors whom I have interacted with have always left mecyearnibg for more of their writings. The Cinema of Islone Moretti: Silone was 15 ignazzio old when an earthquake in his native Abruzzi killed his mother and five of his brothers.


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He tries his best to infuse in the peasant community of Abbruzzi the fighting spirit, the spirit of revolution. Pochi ma essenziali per continuare a sperare. The novels that made him world famous as an anti-Fascist were Fontamara and Bread and Wine, ignazjo latter first published in English in and then in 17 other languages as well as in Italian.

This is largely because Pietro himself, is such a privileged character who is not ever seriously affected by the poverty around him, or ans by familial obligations like the others. There are a lot of interesting political-philosophical considerations in the novel but the story does not exemplify these.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. For teaching me that lesson, dear Ignazio Silone, I am grateful.

Silone was virtually unknown in Italy until after World War II, by which time he had undergone a radical spiritual transformation that is explained in a very moving essay, “Emergency Exit,” included in Richard Crossman’s The God That Failed Through the story of the once exiled Pietro Spina, Italy comes alive with priests and peasants, students and revolutionaries, all on the brink of war.


WHY did Bred Bedetto stop teaching? As one would expect, many of the peasants thought that Spina was a real priest: Book Cardelloby Luigi Capuana. He finds that dogmatism on the left and in the church are close cousins but that both have something to offer. Aug 05, Felek rated it it was amazing.

We can feel the powerlessness of the people as the black time of Mussolini sweeps away the opposition. Would you be against him if he had a majority? It is a symbol of the Eucharist, the saving power of Jesus Christ. May 17, Mehdi khani rated it liked it. Paul Parish Cambridge, MA. Molto evidenti riferimenti autobiografici: It embraces communism, while sneering at its conformity and eventually dismissing its legitimacy.

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Full of an and surprises. Views Read Edit View history. I read this one in or so, prompted by Silone’s associations with postwar French thinkers and the usual rot which attracts pseuds in their early twenties.

But he is rebuffed by the attitude of peasants that borders on resignation to hard life and sufferings.

We see his growth as a human being. I highly recommend this book. The title captures its running equation of religion and politics. Lives eine the Saints Book by Nino Ricci.