By Stanislao G. Pugliese
One of the key figures of twentieth-century ecu literature, Ignazio Silone (1900–78) is the topic of this award-winning new biography via the famous Italian historian Stanislao G. Pugliese.
A founding member of the Italian Communist celebration, Silone took up writing in basic terms after being expelled from the PCI and garnered instant luck along with his first e-book, Fontamara, the main influential and largely translated paintings of antifascism within the Thirties. In global warfare II, the U.S. military revealed unauthorized types of it, in addition to Silone's Bread and Wine, and dispensed them all through Italy in the course of the country's Nazi profession. through the chilly battle, he used to be an outspoken opponent of Soviet oppression and was once two times thought of for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Twenty years after his loss of life, Silone was once the item of controversy while stories arose indicating that he were an informant for the Fascist police. Pugliese's biography, the main accomplished paintings on Silone via some distance and the 1st full-length biography to be released in English, evaluates all of the facts and paints a portrait of a posh determine whose existence and paintings endure topics with modern relevance and resonance. Bitter Spring, the winner of the 2008 Fraenkel Prize in modern historical past, is a memorable biography of 1 of the 20th century's maximum writers opposed to totalitarianism in all its types, set amid essentially the most afflicted moments in sleek heritage.
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