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 . 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. Ignazio Silone’s classic novel Bread and Wine served as a moral compass to U.S. leftists seeking alternatives to both capitalism and.

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Bread and Wine by Ignazio Silone

Thanks for telling us about the problem. In the author revised it, and it is this revised translation I read and enjoyed. Originally penned in Italian, Bread and Wine was published in multiple languages throughout Europe in the mids. The man who fights for what he thinks is right is free. Want to Read saving….

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 read Bread And Wine, and I saw many allusions and images that I had missed as a secular undergraduate. And the Bocchini document with a cover document that says Secondino Tranquilli. Paperbackpages. We do not bring our offerings to God as repayment for what He has already done. Under every dictatorship, one man, one perfectly ordinary little man who goes on thinking with his own brain is a threat to public order.

I suspect that there has been some planting of evidence.

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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Anything that is considered right by the government will be right and anything that is held by government as wrong will be wrong for everyone. I don’t know how to characterize this book succinctly. It will always have a special place in my bookshelf and I would recommend it to anyone who is exploring the dimensions of the Catholic faith.

He hides among the poor and tries to learn their thinking about the government. Other books in the series. The first edition of Breas and Wine was written in But he is rebuffed by the attitude of peasants that borders on resignation to hard life and sufferings. In he went off on the bresd of many winr to the Soviet Union and became a founding member of the Italian Communist party.

Although 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 s and ’30s, there is simply no possibility of this information not affecting how these novels are read today. A book about change, about trying to change, about efforts and exhaustion, about disappointment and hope.

Bread and Wine

It is a symbol of the Eucharist, the saving power of Jesus Christ. Did he achieve in his aim of organizing a revolution? Please help improve this sine by adding citations to reliable sources. Nell’ambientazione montanara e di latitanza abbondano i locali chiusi, oscuri, maleodoranti, asfissianti. Highly recommended and just as current today as when it was written–one man against tyranny.


In Abruzzo there are many backward countries as Pietrasecca, where the laws of nature and the peasants are inviolable.

The women are mostly smothering, feminine creatures plagued with hysteria the very last scene and character being an important and interesting exception. View all 6 comments.

Molto evidenti riferimenti autobiografici: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Time Life Books, The American Experience with Alcohol: It embraces communism, while sneering at its conformity and eventually dismissing its legitimacy. Lists with This Book. View all 5 comments. Quotes from Bread and Wine. I am not sure how you understood this from my review. It was finished while the author was in exile from Benito Mussolini ‘s Italy.

Silone’s important criticism of Socialism in his own words: 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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The few italian authors whom I have interacted with have always left mecyearnibg for more of their writings. Might I suggest, however, that you amend your comments to consider the revelations that have come out of Italian archives over the last 8 years or so?

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