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Eighty Years Since Bread and Wine: Ignazio Silone's Christian Socialism | Dissent MagazineAt first blush Bread and Wine seems to be a thoughtfully approving portrait of a young revolutionary, Pietro Spina, in Mussolini's Italy. Spina's life is much like that of the author: staunchly anti-fascist, forced to live in exile, flirtation with communism, eventual embrace of a non-communistic revolutionary socialism. So of course the author would view his principal character with affection. And he does. He draws a stark contrast between the pure resolve of Spina and the "go along to get a. He draws a stark contrast between the pure resolve of Spina and the "go along to get along" compromise made by the lawyer Zabaglione.
Bread and Wine
By Ignazio Silone. See comments at end for addition from internet readers. In that novel he explored in detail the lives of peasants in the early s rise of Fascism in Italy. The novel centers around the character of Pietro Spina, a young revolutionary in his early thirties who is being intensely hunted by the police so he takes on the disguise of an older priest and carries off this masquerade for the whole of the tale, as Don Paolo Spada. However, he is pushed to sign documents saying he is fully in support of some political issues inside Russia.
I read this one in or so, prompted by Silone's associations with postwar French thinkers and the usual rot which attracts pseuds in their early twenties. I recall the crowd scene rather vividly In Fascist Italy, a Socialist man recently returned from exile, in order to evade the law, is disguised as a priest--he will have immunity from persecution as an ecclesiastic-- and lives among the
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Bread and Wine is an anti-fascist and anti-Stalinist novel written by Ignazio Silone., An absolutely fascinating story of Pietro Spina a communist activist on the run from fascist authorities in Italy. Spina assumes priestly garb in a remote Italian village and proceeds to confront