The Abruzzo Trilogy: Fontamara, Bread and Wine, The Seed Beneath the Snow

The Abruzzo Trilogy Fontamara Bread and Wine The Seed Beneath the Snow The impoverished desolate mountain regions of the Abruzzo during Mussolini s reign provide the backdrop for the three greatest novels by Ignazio Silone one of the twentieth century s most important

  • Title: The Abruzzo Trilogy: Fontamara, Bread and Wine, The Seed Beneath the Snow
  • Author: Ignazio Silone Eric Mosbacher Alexander Stille
  • ISBN: 9781586420062
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Paperback
  • The impoverished, desolate mountain regions of the Abruzzo during Mussolini s reign provide the backdrop for the three greatest novels by Ignazio Silone, one of the twentieth century s most important writers In Fontamara, Bread and Wine, and The Seed Beneath the Snow presented together for the first time in English to mark the centenary of the author s birth Silone naThe impoverished, desolate mountain regions of the Abruzzo during Mussolini s reign provide the backdrop for the three greatest novels by Ignazio Silone, one of the twentieth century s most important writers In Fontamara, Bread and Wine, and The Seed Beneath the Snow presented together for the first time in English to mark the centenary of the author s birth Silone narrates the struggles of the cafoni, the farmers and peasants of his native Abruzzo, against poverty, natural disasters, and totalitarianism The first novel in the series, Fontamara, is a political fable that portrays the bitter trials of the villagers of Pescina as they battle with landowners who have appropriated their only source of water First published from his exile in Zurich in 1933, and banned in his own country, the novel was translated into twenty languages and won Silone instant international literary fame Silone s masterpiece, Bread and Wine, introduces the semi autobiographical character Pietro Spina, an anti Fascist revolutionary who returns to his homeland after fifteen years in exile He seeks refuge among the Abruzzo peasants by posing as the priest Don Paolo Spada Pietro s story continues in The Seed Beneath the Snow, Silone s personal favorite in the trilogy Pietro Spina flees again and, with the police in close pursuit, is taken in by his grandmother Donna Maria Vincenza Though comfortably settled in Italian bourgeois society, she jeopardizes her own life in order to protect him.

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      Pescina dei Marsi, L Aquila, 1900 Ginevra, 1978 Figlio di una tessitrice e di un piccolo proprietario terriero, perde assai presto il padre e la madre, nel terremoto che nel gennaio del 15 distrugge gran parte della Marsica Interrotti gli studi liceali, si d alla politica quale socialista attivo e prende parte alle lotte contro la guerra e al movimento operaio rivoluzionario nel 1921 partecipa a Livorno alla fondazione del Partito Comunista che rappresenta a Mosca, con Togliatti, nel Komintern , ma se ne stacca nel 1930, in disaccordo con le purghe staliniane Antifascista, resta in esilio in Svizzera dal 1930 al 1945, anni durante i quali matura la sua vocazione di scrittore Pubblicato in traduzione tedesca a Zurigo nel 1933, Fontamara il suo romanzo d esordio, che lo impone all attenzione generale oltre ad essere una straordinaria analisi della cultura centro meridionale, un documento su una civilt ormai definitivamente morta Fofi , pure con ogni probabilit il pi bel libro sui contadini italiani che sia mai stato scritto Il successivo Pane e vino del 36 riprende, in una chiave pi sentimentale, meno ironica, i temi del fortunato predecessore, laddove Il seme sotto la neve 1942 sembra stazionare tra manierismo e ritualit Frattanto, nel periodo 1932 34 egli redattore del mensile in lingua tedesca, edito a Zurigo, Information , cui collaborano artisti ed intellettuali del calibro di Thomas Mann, Bertolt Brecht, Robert Musil Fiorente, pure, la sua attivit saggistico culturale, che annovera il saggio Il fascismo, le sue origini e il suo sviluppo 1934 ed il trattato di filosofia politica La scuola dei dittatori 1938 Nel 1944, rientrato in Italia, si stabilisce a Roma, ove aderisce al Partito Socialista Italiano di Unit Proletaria La sua produzione letteraria continua con il lavoro teatrale Ed egli si nascose 1944 e con i romanzi Una manciata di 1952 , Il segreto di Luca 1956 , La volpe e le camelie 1960 meno originali dei precedenti, pi legati ad un modello di letteratura tardo ottocentesca, esprimono una sorta di conversione del nostro, che approda qui ai lidi di un socialismo ibridato col cristianesimo Di grandissimo interesse, invece, Uscita di sicurezza 1965 , raccolta di saggi politici in cui egli racconta il doloroso travaglio che lo condusse infine a distaccarsi dall ideologia comunista, e L avventura di un povero cristiano 1968 , sua ultima fatica apparsa in vita, un intrigante romanzo saggio incentrato sulla figura di papa Celestino V, in seguito trasformato in testo teatrale Ebbe a dire di lui Albert Camus Guardate Silone Egli radicalmente legato alla sua terra, eppure talmente europeo.

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    1. Silone's trilogy is here presented for the first time between two covers. Fontamara deals with the increasingly dehumanization of the landless peasantry of Abruzzo at the hands of the Fascists during the 1930s and radicalization. Bread and Wine (perhaps his best known work in English) is about Pietro Spina, an exiled Italian Communist's return to Italy and his hiding in disguise as a priest sent to the countryside for his health. The Seed Beneath the Snow (Silone's favorite) contains the continu [...]


    2. Ignazio Silone is the pseudonym of Secondo Tranquilli, who was born in 1900 in the Abruzzo, at that time was among the poorest regions in southern Italy, the mezzogiorno which was then and remains economically disadvantaged compared to the more industrialized north. Silone became a Communist; wanted by the Fascist government of Mussolini, he spent 13 years in exile, primarily in Switzerland. In the summer of 1930, Silone began writing Fonatamara, the first book in the trilogy; it was banned in I [...]


    3. Thus far I'm finding enchanting prose, and realistic characters facing life changing events with a wide range of emotions but very little drama.Its a large volume that could quickly intimidate, but I find that instead of beng overwhelmed, I can hardly wait to turn the page.


    4. I studied Italian Literature in collegegood to reconnect with this brilliant writer now that I visit Abruzzo quite often.


    5. I read the first two of the trilogy, Fontamara and Bread and Wine, and they were great reads. It helps to know a little early 20th century Italian history.


    6. I read the first book, Fontamara, for a history class. It was so good I read the next two for pleasure. Professor Ritter knows how to pick 'em!



    7. Sorry, but The Seed Beneath the Snow wasn't available anywhere else. The other two have their own review.I had to borrow this book through inter-library loan because no one had it around here. Looking on thi site, it looks like Silone's books are alive and well in Arabic, which is awesome, but not so much in English.This novel is somewhat of a sequel to Bread and Wine and I'm having a difficult time remmebering itbut it wasn't quite as good as the others. Still, a must read if you have read Brea [...]


    8. Murica (Fontamara); Revolution is not a try for removing lonliness, but a try to stay together and not fear”.در مورد آثار ایناتسیو سیلونه، لطفن اینجا را بخوانید؛/author_blog_


    9. Most of the way through Fontamara. Imagine Zola's Germinal, but based on the lives of a desperately poor peasant community faced with voracious capitalism backed by a fascist regime.




    10. I just ordered this for my summer readingo summers ago all I read was italian literature but didn't get to this one.


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