His real name was not Ignazio Silone – he was born Secondino Tranquilli. Pescina was not Fontamara and Silone was not a poor peasant. Ignazio Silone,. FONTAMARA. Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A., Milano. INDICE. Cenni biografici su Ignazio Silone. Cenni critici. La fortuna di. Fontamara is one of the Italian classics of the twentieth century. It was written Its author, Ignazio Silone, was a controversial figure throughout his life. He was a .

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Ignazio Silone and Fontamara

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He wrote Fontamara first and foremost as an antifascist, setting it in his own region of Abruzzo, east of Rome. He describes the sufferings of the peasants, the cafoni, still living under feudalism and further burdened under the new fascist regime of Mussolini.


The story itself is a good read, told with humour and suspense. The themes embrace politics and religion, revolution and mysticism.

They raise such Italian problems as regionalism, the clash of ideologies and ignaxio ways of portraying them in literary form. The form of the narrative itself is an fonfamara in getting across a vital message in a fraught time. This edition includes an introduction and notes which help to set the novel in its historical and political context, both in Italy and the rest of Europe in the decade before the Second World War.

Ignazio Silone and Fontamara

The vocabulary section is exhaustive, making the text suitable for those just coming to grips with the language. E’ un racconto corale con cui Silone ci consegna un messaggio coraggioso e provocatorio: Account Options Sign in.

It was written in and was well-known in translation before it could be published in Italy. In England it was very popular in its Pengiun edition.


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Its author, Ignazio Silone, was a controversial figure throughout his life. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Fontamara is ihnazio of the Italian classics of the twentieth century. He was a communist untillater referring to himself as a ‘Socialist without a party and a Christian without a church.

Fontamara Ignazio Silone Snippet view – Xavier MedinaGemma Colesanti Limited preview – He was nominated for the Nobel prize for literature ten times.