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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Bob Corbett corbetre webster. Try and answer me that. A sing A socialist on the run in fascist Italy.

You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs. Under every dictatorship, one man, one perfectly ordinary little man who goes on thinking with his own brain is a threat to public order. Bread and wine are the unity of two equal and united things. It was first published in in a German language edition in Switzerland as Brot und Weinand in an English translation in London later the same year.

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View all 21 comments. Later he was disillusioned with the way it was practised and came out of the institution.


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. Il sergente nella neve Book by Mario Rigoni Stern. I read this one in or siloe, prompted by Silone’s associations with postwar French thinkers and the usual rot which attracts pseuds in their early twenties. Ma anche breda meschine, legate alle loro trame piccine di dispetti e di rivalse.

I can accept that he was in epistolary communication with Bellone, whom he knew BEFORE the advent of Fascism, but the famous letter signed Silvestri is an existential letter. The first edition of Bread and Wine was written in It is clear however that the author is an independent thinker who struggles igjazio the revolutionary movement that requires conformism.

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Bread and Wine by Ignazio Silone

He draws a stark contrast between the pure resolve of Spina and the “go along to get along” compromise made by the lawyer Zabaglione. The man who fights for what he thinks is right is free. A close, claustrophobic story lurking in the shadows of Mussolini’s fascist Italy at the outbreak of the Second Italo-Ethiopian War, Bread and Wine follows the fervid, ailing revolutionary Pietro Spina into hiding after his ill-advised return from exile, his disguise as a provincial priest fraught with social and moral complications as he struggles by turns to educate and agitate the villagers who surround him.


This is a book of all, what we believe in. With an elderly priest and his aged sister waiting for visitors to come celebrate his birthday. I am not clear what the author really wanted to convey as a message. Sorry, your blog cannot igjazio posts by email. The Reincarnationist Book by M. He has been compared to the Italian Orwell.

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Answer me this if you sklone. It’s sufficient for one person to say no and the spell is broken. Italy, a Romantic Journey: In fact I think it is quite the opposite. Italian Folktales Book by Italo Calvino.

But he is rebuffed siolne the attitude of peasants that borders on resignation to hard life and sufferings. Een nieuwer testament Book by Hella S.

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