Vino e pane | Easy Readers Italian | Italian | | The Italian Bookshop. e pane. By Ignazio Silone; Price: £; ISBN: ( replaces. s://?id= MjsrAAAAIAAJ&utm_source=gb- Pane e Vino: Romanzo. By Ignazio Silone. By Ignazio Silone who was born Secondo Tranquilli but had to write under a pen name to keep out of the clutches of the Fascists. My copy is.

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View all 5 comments. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab. Mar 25, Ali rated it liked it Shelves: Meanwhile, the socialist himself an inner struggle wherein he battles the doubts surrounding his own faith – the vinoo of Marx.

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Nell’ambientazione montanara e di latitanza abbondano i locali chiusi, oscuri, maleodoranti, asfissianti. He takes on the disguise of an old priest known as Don Paolo Spada. There are a lot of interesting ihnazio considerations in the novel but the story Three and a half stars really for this novel. First edition in the author’s native Italian of this anti-fascist novel, published in exile in Switzerland. It shows the futility of blindly and illogically following the crowd whether politically, religiously, or any other way.


For some reason I have never been able to determine, the fiction of Italy, Spain, and Portugal have been, as it were, swept under the carpet. No trivia or quizzes yet. To escape being found out, he assumes a new name and new identity.

Quotes from Bread and Wine. Set and written in Fascist Italy, this book exposes that regime’s use of brute force for the body and lies for the mind.

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And I will admit, I set it aside as preachy and political, several times. Molto evidenti riferimenti autobiografici: 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. Disguised as vinoo priest among the peasants. In defiance of genre, Silone weaves a heavy tapestry from threads of fable, philosophy, morality play, and political subterfuge.

But it’s sufficient for one little man, just one ordinary, little man to say no, and the whole of the formidable granite order is imperilled. It is an anti war book in a sense, certainly a book that refuses to glorify or glamorize war. As one would expect, many of the peasants thought that Spina was a real priest: Skip to main content. View all 6 comments. He has been compared to the Italian Orwell. Externally very worn, torn, faded, chipped, creased and stained.


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Bread and Wine by Ignazio Silone

So, there is a mixture of humor and awfulness in this book that kept me off balance, and that I haven’t figured out how to reconcile with a symbolic thread that is also present. The pretend priest is a misfit in his Party, too, becomes persecuted by it over the question of rubber-stamping Soviet Russia.

Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. The title captures its running equation of religion and politics.

It gets more complicated. Silone was himself a member of the Communist Party of Italy.

You could see them as people iggnazio believe in change and try to change. At least, in the Italian countryside… Not even the mountains are a good refuge. Views Read Edit View history.