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You too aspire to totalitarian power in the name of different ideas, which simply means in the name of different words and on behalf of different interests. Ignazio Silone, despite of his years in exile in France and Switzerland, due too the fascist dictatorship in Italy, was able to capture the esence of those days. The title captures its running equation of religion and politics.

Three and a half stars really for this novel.

Bread and Wine

Add to watch list. Infine ci sono i “santi”. Views Read Edit View history. Other parts of the book are profound. Both novels concentrate on the Italian rural poor, who are suffering under Mussolini’s dictatorship and who dearly wish they could emigrate to America or Argentina.

Spina’s life is much like that of the author: It gets more complicated. United States and many other countries See details.

Bread and Wine by Ignazio Silone

In Fascist Italy, a Socialist man dilone returned from exile, in order to evade the law, is disguised as a priest–as an ecclesiastic he will have immunity from persecution– and lives among the peasants of the Abruzzi.

An Italian version, Pane e vinodid not appear until Antifascista, resta in esilio in Svizzera dal alanni durante i quali matura la sua vocazione di scrittore. Refer to eBay Return policy for more details. Apr 26, Arash Moradi rated it really liked it.


It shows the futility of blindly and illogically following the crowd whether politically, religiously, or any other way. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. This book offers scope for multifaceted reviews and reflection.

The book is based in italy. Return to Book Page. Thsi background in mind makes the book very oane. Learn more – opens in a new window or tab.

As such it offers interesting insights in ignazik people lived an w. An Italian version, Pane e vino, did not appear until Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any si,one shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. 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 ignazii, 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.

An exiled socialist comes back from exile to Italy to organize a revolution against the totalitarian government. SIlone wanted God to exist and wanted to believe in Him at least for this sake – a valid foundation of moral values.

What does he think about his work? WHY did Don Bedetto stop teaching? Westport, Connecticut, United States. He is hiding from the government, which is intolerant of his ideas. This book remi ds me of ‘the garden of the finzi continis’.

May 20, Jane rated it really liked it Shelves: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. You do not need to share the political view of the heroes to enjoy the book.

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In Abruzzo there are many backward countries as Pietrasecca, where the laws of nature and the peasants are inviolable. Set and written in Fascist Italy, this book d that regime’s use of brute force for the body and lies for the mind. See 1 question about Bread and Wine…. 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.


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. Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods. Apr 03, Bap rated it it was amazing Shelves: You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs.

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Ma anche donne meschine, legate alle loro trame piccine di dispetti e di rivalse. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Maybe a bit bleak, but not totally hopeless. By ignazuo end you’re left wondering if the book’s true hero is not Spina, but Zabaglione, a man who is has conserved his resources to do the rebuilding when Fascism is finally gone. But yesterday, I read the last chapters and found it all came together in a well thought out way. Shipping cost cannot be calculated.