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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This is an interesting book, seventy years old but there are parts of it that seem to be talking about where ignazlo are today. A classic Italian story from WW2. By Ignazio Silone who was born Secondo Pae but had to write under a pen name to keep out of the clutches of the Fascists. My copy is the re-edited version of the original. It is an anti war book in a sense, certainly a book that refuses to glorify or glamorize war.
It shows the futility of blindly and illogically following the crowd whether politically, religiously, or any other way. Considering Silone himself was in exile for years and that the Fascists beat and tortured his brother to death, this was a calm, considered book.
Maybe a bit bleak, but not totally ignazip.
Pane e vino: romanzo
But he made his points. The protagonist, Pietro Spina has lost his faith in religion and has become a sought after Communist fugitive.
Like the author, he is in exile, but the main character of the book risks it all and comes back to work in the underground resistance. After almost dieing from the rigors of his clandestine re-entry into the vinl, Pietro hides in plain sight as Don Paulo Spada, a cranky priest recovering from a serious illness.
I liked the Robbing Pietro to Pay Paulo first names he chose for his main character.
Bread and Wine by Ignazio Silone
And the last names too. The radical politician was a mere rose spine Spina while the small town priest was a more war-like sword Spada. The book goes along in a complicated, what-the-heck-is-going-on vein for a while.
And I will admit, I set it aside as preachy and political, several times. But yesterday, I read the last chapters and found it all came together in a well thought out way. I was working in the yard when our friend Gail stopped to invite us to dinner. She and Midge are directors of Spannocchia the non profit estate outside Siena. I asked what we could bring. I knew what she meant. But I also knew I had to finish the book.