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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Shipping cost cannot be calculated. See 1 question about Bread and Wine…. View all 6 comments. Ebbe a dire di lui Albert Camus: I asked what we could bring. For teaching me that lesson, dear Ignazio Silone, I am grateful. An Italian version, Pane e vino, did not appear until He hides among the poor and tries to learn siolne thinking about the government.

Later he was disillusioned with the way it was practised and came out of the institution. 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.

The climax leads to it. United States and many other countries See details. Silonf tries his best to infuse in the peasant community of Abbruzzi the fighting spirit, the spirit of revolution. I’ve read many good books, but only a handful touched my heart in the end, Bread and Wine moved me deeply and the ending left me so shocked.

It’s sufficient for one person to say no and the spell is broken. As such it offers interesting insights in how people lived an thought.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The villagers view the new priest in thier xilone as a saint and push, nag him, blackmail him to give blessings, hear confessions and perform the role as priest which he finds fulfills a need. It is best read as a collection of impressions of life in the countryside early 20th century, under the fascist regime.


Maybe a bit bleak, but not totally hopeless. Apr 03, Bap rated it it was amazing Shelves: In many ways, this For some reason I have never been able to determine, the fiction of Italy, Spain, and Portugal have been, as it were, swept under the carpet. Bread and Wine is an anti-fascist and anti-Stalinist novel written by Ignazio Silone. Pietro Spina is a young revolutionary who is being sought by authorities. I am not clear what the author really wanted to convey as a message.

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But he is rebuffed by the attitude of peasants that borders on resignation to hard life and sufferings. It was finished while the author was in exile from Benito Mussolini ‘s Italy. Through the story of the once-exiled Pietro Spina, Italy comes alive with priests and peasants, students and revolutionaries, all on the brink of war.

You are covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee if you receive an item that is not as described in the listing. I liked the religiosity that saturated this view of politics, as the socialist aspires to be a saint and other martyrs suffer their pqne at the hands of the government.

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Watch list is full. Highly recommended and just as current today as when it was written–one man against tyranny.

The book is based in italy. As you follow the story through to its conclusion, Spina never wavers from his conviction, but the author definitely wavers. Mar 25, Ali rated it liked it Shelves: Add to watch list Remove from watch list.

Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Please enter a valid ZIP Code. View all 5 comments. Refer to eBay Return policy for more details. It has been recently revealed that he also was a police informer for the fascists, providing information leading to the arrest of many left wing opponents of the regime.


Dec 24, Stef Smulders rated it really liked it. Under every dictatorship, one man, one perfectly ordinary little man who goes on thinking with his own brain is a threat to public order. Open Preview See a Problem? He is hiding from the government, which is intolerant of his ideas. Return to Book Page. Minimum monthly payments are required. This book is deeply philosophical and tbat is what makes it exciting.

Views Read Edit View history. The protagonist, Pietro Spina has lost his faith in religion and has become a sought after Communist fugitive.

I don’t know how to characterize this book succinctly. 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 fervid, 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.

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