books by Ignazio Silone
The God That Failed
Andre; Wright, Richard; Silone, Ignazio; Speder, Stephen; Koestler, Arthur; Fischer, Louis; Richad Crossman, Editor Gide
Faith and Apostasy in the Realm of Politics
For readers interested in the intellectual history of the twentieth century, this book is a fundamental document. "The God that Failed" refers to Communism as it manifested itself in the USSR between 1917 and the time of the book's publication in 1949 (and as it was established in the USSR's satellite states after 1945). In their own phrase, the Russian experience was "real existing socialism", ...
J.M. Dent & Sons: London
Long live who?
Fontamara is the symbol of an Italian village of cafoni (day laborers). The cafoni of Fontamara have been duped by clever entrepreneurs supported by the banks; in other words, by capitalists who apply the U.S. model, from there the slogan: "It's America here now." They signed, without really understanding it, an agreement with the entrepreneurs which stipulated that the bed of the river ...
The God that Failed: Why Six Great Writers Rejected Communism
very revealing about those who just loved communism
I loved this book. Old but actual testaments by people who bought it hook line and sinker. It helped me understand the lure today of the left. I highly recommend it!
The School for Dictators
Harper & Brothers
And You Thought 1984 Was Prophetic
Got your attention? It's hard to believe there's no review for this work by one of the great Italian writers of the twentieth-century and translated by the greatest Italian-into-English translator of the twentieth-century (William Weaver). Oh well, so what else is new--nothing under the sun, my friend, particularly with respect to this book. So, what is this book about? It's a Socratic ...
And he Hid Himself
Harper & Brothers
A Play in 4 acts by Ignazio Silone. In all these 2000 years, the christian revolution has not succeeded in destroying the classical human relationships of ancient comedy and tragedy, but it has enabled us to judge them from a new standpoint. In the Middle Ages this judgment was personified by the saints and the martyrs, but for some time past, it would seem, as if the men who hunger and thirst after righteousness, had gone out of the temple. It ...
The Abruzzo Trilogy: Fontamara, Bread and Wine, The Seed Beneath the Snow (v. 1-3)
brilliant, non-didactic political fiction
Silone's trilogy of novels about the rural Abruzzo region of Italy under fascist rule is beautifully written (and beautifully translated by Alexander Stille--a bad translaot can ruin a great work of literature). I can't quite put my finger out what it is, but there is something captivating about the prose. The three novels in this collection are also deeply political--but without being didactic, ...
Bread and wine
I had to read this book for an Italian history class and it was excellent. The book deals with different concepts, but is primarily related to the role of religion in fascist Italy. We follow the path of Pietro Spina and his persona as a priest, and we see how those regard him act and feel. I highly recommend this book!
El Viejo Y El Mar (Spanish Edition)
Curso de lingüística general
Curso de Linguistica General
Revolution and the 20th Century Novel
Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968
Strength to Love
Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover's Secret History of the Second World ...
Against All Hope (Volume 2 of 2): A Memoir of Life in Castro's Gulag
Islam without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty
No Lost Causes
Rome and Italy: Books VI-X of the History of Rome from its Foundation ...
The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats ...
The Price is Wrong: Understanding What Makes a Price Seem Fair and ...
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