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by Eric Mosbacher,Michael Foot,Ignazio Silone

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Eric Mosbacher,Michael Foot,Ignazio Silone
J. M. Dent & Sons; 1st UK edition (1985)
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Secondino Tranquilli (1 May 1900 – 22 August 1978), known by the pseudonym Ignazio Silone (/sɪˈloʊni/, Italian: ), was an Italian political leader, novelist, and short-story writer.

Secondino Tranquilli (1 May 1900 – 22 August 1978), known by the pseudonym Ignazio Silone (/sɪˈloʊni/, Italian: ), was an Italian political leader, novelist, and short-story writer, world-famous during World War II for his powerful anti-Fascist novels. He was nominated for the Nobel prize for literature ten times. Silone was born in a rural family, in the town of Pescina in the Abruzzo region.

About Ignazio Silone: Figlio di una tessitrice e di un piccolo proprietario terriero, perde assai presto il padre e la madre, nel terremoto che nel genna. See if your friends have read any of Ignazio Silone's books. Ignazio Silone’s Followers (70). More follower. gnazio Silone.

Ignazio Silone (ēnyä´tsyō sēlō´nā), 1900–1978, Italian novelist and journalist, whose original name was Secondo Tranquilli. A Socialist and for a time a Communist, he broke with Stalin and supported Trotsky in the late 1920s and thereafter, devoting his writings to attacking Fascism and promoting Socialism without sacrificing human and literary values to his thesis. His novel Fontamara (1933, t. 1934) was rewritten after World War II to reflect his matured political thought; an English translation of the second version appeared in 1960. Silone's other works include Pane e vino (1937, tr. Bread and Wine, 1962); La scuola dei dittatori (1938; tr.

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International Socialism, Summer 1994. Ignazio Silone and Fontamara. Fontamara is a book forged out of struggle; it is also the personal testament of a revolutionary in exile, prepared to sacrifice everything, believing himself near death

International Socialism, Summer 1994. From International Socialism 2:63, Summer 1994. Fontamara is a book forged out of struggle; it is also the personal testament of a revolutionary in exile, prepared to sacrifice everything, believing himself near death. Ignazio Silone was born on 1st May 1900 in Pescina, a small town in the mountainous region of the Abruzzi. His real name was not Ignazio Silone – he was born Secondino Tranquilli. Pescina was not Fontamara and Silone was not a poor peasant. His father owned a small amount of land; his mother was a weaver.

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Mosbacher's wife, Gwenda David, introduced him to the work of Ignazio Silone, and the pair translated Silone's anti-Fascist novel Fontamara in 1934.

Silone's masterpiece, Bread and Wine, introduces the l character Pietro Spina, an anti-Fascist revolutionary .

Silone's masterpiece, Bread and Wine, introduces the l character Pietro Spina, an anti-Fascist revolutionary who returns to his homeland after fifteen years in exile. He seeks refuge among the Abruzzo peasants by posing as the priest Don Paolo Spada. Pietro Spina flees again and, with the police in close pursuit, is taken in by his grandmother Donna Maria Vincenza

Fontamara is one of the Italian classics of the twentieth century. It was written in 1933 and was well-known in translation before it could be published in Italy. In England it was very popular in its Pengiun edition. Its author, Ignazio Silone, was a controversial figure throughout his life. He was a communist until 1931, later referring to himself as a 'Socialist without a party and a Christian without a church.' He wrote Fontamara first and foremost as an antifascist, setting it in his own region of Abruzzo, east of Rome. He describes the sufferings of the peasants, the cafoni, still living under feudalism and further burdened under the new fascist regime of Mussolini. The story itself is a good read, told with humour and suspense. The themes embrace politics and religion, revolution and mysticism. They raise such Italian problems as regionalism, the clash of ideologies and the ways of portraying them in literary form. The form of the narrative itself is an experiment in getting across a vital message in a fraught time. This edition includes an introduction and notes which help to set the novel in its historical and political context, both in Italy and the rest of Europe in the decade before the Second World War. The vocabulary section is exhaustive, making the text suitable for those just coming to grips with the language.
  • While "Bread and Wine" remains this Italian anti-totalitarian novelist-politician's most famous book, there's a reason this semi-prequel is still taught in seminars and enjoyed by those who value literature engaged with social struggle and emerging from the classes who strive to combine equality with liberty. Silone published this in Swiss exile, and it was first translated into English in 1934, when it made a wide impact as fascism rallied opponents. It documents his native Abruzzo, where peasants seek to confront the corrupt alliance of a landowner known here as the Contractor, with the authorities. The "cafoni" or common toilers of the soil have been fooled into signing blank sheets, and over them, assent to having their water split with that landowner, 3/4 one way and 3/4 the other.

    Naturally, Silone with a typical combination of light irony and heavy moral shows the inability of the peasants to figure out this fractional divide of what had been their natural and ancestral right to water. The novel is mostly told by Giuvà, one of the peasants; his wife Matalè steps in to tell a crucial episode when the "black jackets" invade the village and rape women in vengeance against their protests for a fair share of the precious, and diverted water, into the estate of the landowner. Final episodes, after another crackdown scatters the men from the village, comes via their unnamed son.

    This sounds didactic. But the fiery defiance of Berardo Viola, one who refuses to stand down, represents the socialist-inspired opposition of which Silone was a part, before, during, after his exile. The arguments, the touches of necessary humor, and the complicity of church, the law, and the bureaucracy with the state and its leader (both rarely referred to directly), dramatize the reality of the rural conditions and the dangerous rebellion--both of which Silone knew firsthand, and memorialized. The novel's setting also unfolds into "Bread and Wine" and "The Seed Beneath the Snow," but the freshness of the choral narrative and the lighter touch of this first novel recommend it.

  • A great story of a past time; hard to find in english

  • Fontamara is the symbol of an Italian village of cafoni (day laborers).

    The cafoni of Fontamara have been duped by clever entrepreneurs supported by the banks; in other words, by capitalists who apply the U.S. model, from there the slogan: "It's America here now."
    They signed, without really understanding it, an agreement with the entrepreneurs which stipulated that the bed of the river that runs through their village could be moved. But this really meant that their poor arable land couldn't be irrigated anymore.
    They try by all means to get the agreement cancelled, also with petitions and appeals to politicians. But, they fall into the hands of the black jackets (the fascists), who discover that their names are recorded on blacklists of anarchists, communists or socialists. The leaders of the 'conspiracy against the State' are put in prison.

    This tragic story is told in a dramatic-humoristic tone.
    The cafoni have to pass a political exam by answering the question: 'Long live who?' Of course, nobody can answer that question. They are all branded as enemies of the fascist State.
    When the postman brings them an official letter, they really think that it is a document to impose new taxes on them.

    The central theme of this brilliantly written novel is a major political problem: democracy.
    With his blend of humor, sarcasm and cynicism, the author demonstrates remarkably how an anti-democratic regime can exclude entire segments of a population from the political process and strangulate them economically.

    Fontamara is an unforgettable masterpiece.

  • Bellissimo, forte e frustrante come le vite dei protagonisti. Da non perdere se volete calarvi nella vita di un cafone in tutta la sua misera e dignità.