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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Book Artemisiaby Alexandra Lapierre. Breax I still teach his novels in my undergraduate classes, and find them sublime works of art as well as lucid commentaries on the national and international politics of the left in the breac and ’30s, there is simply no possibility of this information not affecting how these novels are read today. Before he was 20 he had established himself in Rome as editor of a socialist weekly.

It gets more complicated. He changes his name from Pietro Spina to Paolo Spada; his identity from a lay person to a Catholic priest. It is a story of a leftist who returns to Italy in the mid 30’s to revive resistance agains the regime just as war is declared against eithiopia.

Book Una vitaby Italo Svevo. The novel centers around the character of Pietro Spina, a young revolutionary in his early thirties who is being intensely hunted by the police so he takes on the disguise of an older priest and carries off this masquerade for the whole of the tale, as Don Paolo Spada. I am not clear what the author really wime to convey as a message. This causes Spina to become disenchanted with the doctrinaire position and he has a terrible argument with a party boss in Rome who threatens to have him kicked out of the party.


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 silpne persecution– and lives among the peasants of the Abruzzi. The book follows Pietro Spina, a socialist on the the run from the authorities Ragazzi di vita Book by Pier Paolo Pasolini.

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In defiance of genre, Silone weaves a heavy tapestry from threads of fable, philosophy, morality play, and political subterfuge. Meanwhile, the socialist himself an inner struggle wherein he battles the doubts surrounding his own faith – the doctrine of Marx. An exiled socialist comes back from exile to Italy to organize a revolution against the totalitarian government.

Bread and Wine is an anti-fascist and anti-Stalinist novel written by Ignazio Silone. Pompeii Lost and Foundby Mary Beard.

Bread and Wine by Ignazio Silone

It was finished while the author was in exile from Benito Mussolini’s Italy. SIlone wanted God to exist and wanted to believe in Him at least for this sake – a valid foundation of moral values. Maybe this is melodramatic or maybe it’s fitting, but it feels like the literary equivalent of being abruptly knifed in the gut and having a few fleeting-yet-interminable hours to reconsider everything you thought you knew about life before you bleed to death.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Book The Worth of Women: View all 6 ailone. It was finished while the author was in exile from Benito Mussolini ‘s Italy. The novel quickly leaves the priest behind to follow one of his students, Pietro Spina, as he steals his way back into Italy as a socialist comrade.

I look forward to reading more of his work and commend him to anyone willing to be informed and challenged on this period of Italian history. It was hread published in in a German language edition in Switzerland as Brot und Weinand in an English translation in London later the same year. Preview — Bread and Wine by Ignazio Silone. As I go among the poor in my own day and age, I remember this book, and find that what this has to say rings true.


A story of real people who still know how to make their own wine and their own bread. The breadth and depth of the religious imagery, and subtle commentary on the source and uses of the truth, were suddenly made apparent to my “new sight” the second time I breqd Bread And Wine, and Braed saw many allusions and images that I had missed as a secular undergraduate.

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. Bred did not use Silone’s text verbally, but extracted his poetry from Silone’s prose.

Prevailing throughout is a thinly disguised contempt for the rural villagers, and their perceived ignorance, passivity and apathy. Answer it truthfully if you can.

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The novel is written with power and great sensitivity toward characters. Goodbye, Padania Book by Bryan Murphy. Ignazio Silone is a writer of great power, style and sensitivity.

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Book Everyone in Their Place: At least, in the Italian countryside… Eric Mosbacher is wihe distinguished translator from the German and the Italian.

The fact that it is also written by an italian is an addded plus. Bread and Wine Ignazio Silone Snippet view – Under every dictatorship, one man, one perfectly ordinary little man who goes on thinking with his own brain is a threat to public order. Reading Ignazio Silone ‘s Bread winw WineI think perhaps the reason is that all three are priest-haunted countries that wear their Catholicism on their sleeves.