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FONTAMARA
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FONTAMARA

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Product ID: 9788804667933
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AUTHOR: Ignazio Silone
INTRODUCTION BY: Chiara Gamberale
PUBLISHER: Mondadori Editore
YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2016
GENRE: Italian classic literature
RECOMMENDED AGE: Adults
NUMBER OF PAGES: 166
FORMAT: Paperback 12.5cm x 19.5cm
LANGUAGE: Italian

ITALIAN DESCRIPTION:
Nei primi anni della dittatura fascista a Fontamara, "un antico e oscuro luogo di contadini poveri nella Marsica", i "cafoni" subiscono soprusi e ingiustizie così antichi da sembrare naturali come la neve e il vento. Berardo Viola, che porta una scintilla di ribellione, subirà le torture della milizia fascista e sarà ucciso, ma assurgerà a emblema di un nuovo, seppure ancora impreciso e velleitario, livello di dignità. Opera intessuta di una precisa verità storica, Fontamara fonde la ballata popolare, la parabola evangelica e la satira politica in una partitura corale che si fa violenta denuncia di ogni ingiustizia.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION:
Fontamara is one of the Italian classics of the twentieth century. It was written in 1933 and was well-known in translation before it could be published in Italy. In England it was very popular in its Pengiun edition. Its author, Ignazio Silone, was a controversial figure throughout his life. He was a communist until 1931, later referring to himself as a 'Socialist without a party and a Christian without a church.' 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 the ways of portraying them in literary form.

SEGUITO DI QUESTO LIBRO- SEQUEL TO THIS BOOK:
"FONTAMARA" 2 DVD BOX SET
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