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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Sometimes the difference with the actual state of affairs in Italy is not large Tons of printed paper ahd the slogans of the regime; thousands of loudspeakers, hundreds of thousands of posters and freely distributed leaflets, whole armies of speakers in all the squares and at all the crossroads, thousands of priests in the pulpit repeat these slogans ad nauseamto the point of collective stupefaction.

Ignazio Silone Book Details: It is best read as a collection of impressions of life in the countryside early 20th century, under the fascist regime.

So of course the author would view his principal character with affection. Book Masterclassby Morris L. Jack Frusciante Has Left the Band: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Bread and Wine

When the scores of these cantatas were published in the s in East GermanyEisler dated their creation to the yearalthough the novel had been published only in A classic and no wonder it was banned in Mussolini’s Italy! Pompeii Lost and Foundby Mary Beard. Andy Griswold I was researching the works of Ignazio Silone on the Internet when I came across your commentary on the novel Bread and Wine, which has been a favorite work of mine for many years.


Il fascino dell’Italia nascostaby Claudio Bacilieri. Read online and download as many books as you like for personal use. Book Quo Vadisby Henryk Sienkiewicz. Meanwhile, Pietro Spina falls in love with a girl, but can not reveal his true identity I found this confrontation to be quite enlightening: Or was he exposed to the government by any informer?

In Fascist Italy, a Socialist man recently returned from exile, in order to evade the law, is disguised as a priest–he will have immunity from persecution as an ecclesiastic– and lives among the The fact that it is also written by an italian is an addded plus. The Normans in Sicily: Book Breakaway Daria 0 by Bryan Murphy.

Bread and Wine by Ignazio Silone

Paul Parish Cambridge, MA. Even though the novel is heavily about the battle of ideas in this struggle against Fascism, like FONTAMARA, much of it ahd set in the countryside and once again Silone demonstrates his deep understanding of the hardships of rural life in the time of deep depression and deprivation.

It was finished while the author was in exile from Benito Mussolini’s Italy. The title could refer to the elements in the Mass or to the common food of the people. Bread and Wine Ignazio Silone Snippet view – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bob Corbett corbetre webster.

Spina’s life is much like that of the author: It anr interesting to note that Silone had claimed himself to be a ‘Socialist without a party and a Christian without breadd church.

Ignazio Silone: BREAD AND WINE

In addition to the message of struggle and self-responsibility even within the party for Pietrothere is the title: Essays on Other Literaturesby Joseph Pivato.

There are a lot of interesting political-philosophical considerations in wiine novel but the story Three and a half stars really for this novel. Although I still teach his novels in my undergraduate classes, and find them sublime works of art as well as lucid commentaries silobe the national and international politics of the left in the s and ’30s, there is simply no possibility of this information not affecting how these novels are read today.


Silone was himself a member of the Communist Party of Italy.

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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 January Learn how and when to remove this template message.

He discusses with them some of the challenges they face at the time. It’s sufficient for one person to say no and the spell is broken. I can’t fully articulate why I found this book so captivating, but the guilt-ridden lapsed Italian Catholic and insufferable leftist intellectual at war in me are both obsessed with it for completely opposite but probably equally unhealthy reasons. Feb 15, Tom DeMarco rated it really liked it.

See comments at end for addition from internet readers. In this way, within this context, the ideas celebrated in the book are shocking and revolutionary.

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