Fontamara



Fontamara Fu Pubblicato A Zurigo Nel Ambientato In Un Paesino Abruzzese, Fontamara Appunto, Racconta L Eterno Conflitto Tra Cafoni E Cittadini , Reso Ancora Pi Drammatico Dall Avvento Del Fascismo I Contadini E I Braccianti, Rassegnati Ormai E Quasi Assuefatti A Subire Senza Reagire Catastrofi E Soprusi Di Ogni Genere, Abbrutiti Dalla Miseria E Dalla Lotta Per La Sopravvivenza, Trovano La Forza Di Ribellarsi Quando Si Rendono Conto Dell Ultima, Ennesima Truffa Ordita Sulla Loro Pelle, Che, Per Una Coincidenza Non Casuale, Corrisponde Temporalmente All Entrata In Scena Del Regime Fascista Figura Centrale Del Romanzo Berardo Viola, Che Rappresenta L Esigenza Di Riscattare Una Vita Di Silenzio E Passivit , Esigenza Che Diverr Essenziale E Imprescindibile Anche Per Gli Altri Cafoni FontamaresiFontamara

Figlio di una tessitrice e di un piccolo proprietario terriero, perde assai presto il padre e la madre, nel terremoto che nel gennaio del 15 distrugge gran parte della Marsica Interrotti gli studi liceali, si d alla politica quale socialista attivo e prende parte alle lotte contro la guerra e al movimento operaio rivoluzionario nel 1921 partecipa a Livorno alla fondazione del Partito Comunista che rappresenta a Mosca, con Togliatti, nel Komintern , ma se ne stacca nel 1930, in disaccordo con le purghe staliniane Antifascista, resta in esilio in Svizzera dal 1930 al 1945, anni durante i quali matura la sua vocazione di scrittore Pubblicato in traduzione tedesca a Zurigo nel 1933, Fontamara il suo romanzo d esordio, che lo impone all attenzione generale oltre ad essere una straordinaria analisi della cultura centro meridionale, un documento su una civilt ormai definitivamente morta Fofi , pure con ogni probabilit il pi bel libro sui contadini italiani che sia mai stato scritto Il successivo Pane e vino del 36 riprende, in una chiave pi sentimentale, meno ironica, i temi del fortunato predecessore, laddove Il seme sotto la neve 1942 sembra stazionare tra manierismo e ritualit Frattanto, nel periodo 1932 34 egli redattore del mensile in lingua tedesca, edito a Zurigo, Information , cui collaborano artisti ed intellettuali del calibro di Thomas Mann, Bertolt Brecht, Robert Musil Fiorente, pure, la sua attivit saggistico culturale, che annovera il saggio Il fascismo, le sue origini e il suo sviluppo 1934 ed il trattato di filosofia politica La scuola dei dittatori 1938 Nel 1944, rientrato in Italia, si stabilisce a Roma, ove aderisce al Partito Socialista Italiano di Unit Proletaria La sua produzione letteraria continua con il lavoro teatrale Ed egli si nascose 1944 e con i romanzi Una manciata di1952 , Il segreto di Luca 1956 , La volpe e le camelie 1960 meno originali dei precedenti, pi legati ad un modello di letteratura tardo ottocentesca, esprimono una sorta di conversione del nostro, che approda qui ai lidi di un socialismo ibridato col cristianesimo Di grandissimo interesse, invece, Uscita di sicurezza 1965 , raccolta di saggi politici in cui egli racconta il doloroso travaglio che lo condusse infine a distaccarsi dall ideologia comunista, e L avventura di un povero cristiano 1968 , sua ultima fatica apparsa in vita, un intrigante romanzo saggio incentrato sulla figura di papa Celestino V, in seguito trasformato in testo teatrale Ebbe a dire di lui Albert Camus Guardate Silone Egli radicalmente legato alla sua terra, eppure talmente europeo.

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  • Paperback
  • 259 pages
  • Fontamara
  • Ignazio Silone
  • Italian
  • 06 July 2019

10 thoughts on “Fontamara

  1. says:

    Fontamara The Abruzzo Cycle 1 , Ignazio SiloneFontamara is a 1933 novel by the Italian author Ignazio Silone, written when he was a refugee from the Fascist Police in Davos, Switzerland Fontamara is a fictional small rural village in Marsica in the Abruzzo region The people the Fontamaresi are poor and the village is very remote to the extent that the citizens are unaware of world events such as the rise of Fascism There is a tremendous gap between the cafoni peasants who populate Fontamara The Abruzzo Cycle 1 , Ignazio SiloneFontamara is a 1933 novel by the Italian author Ignazio Silone, written when he was a refugee from the Fascist Police in Davos, Switzerland Fontamara is a fictional small rural village in Marsica in the Abruzzo region The people the Fontamaresi are poor and the village is very remote to the extent that the citizens are unaware of world events such as the rise of Fascism There is a tremendous gap between the cafoni peasants who populate Fontamara and those who live in the city The Fontamaresi work the Earth to survive, turn to emigration as a means of economic improvement and are ignorant to events happening outside of their town They are cut off from the rest of Italy and thus unaffected by modernity and new technology The Impresario is a stark contrast to the Fontamaresi, who have laboured for centuries to little avail, as he quickly became the richest man in the region and embodies the power, authority and immorality of the Fascists The Fontamaresi are exploited due to their na vety and ignorance, the women are raped by the squarish a group of Fascists , Berardo Viola makes the ultimate sacrifice to allow the continued distribution of clandestine texts to spread the word about socialism and encourage rebellion against Fascism and at the end the majority of the population are killed at the hands of the Government 1976 1347 186 1357 1389 9789640013670 1392 196 1393 9786001214875 246 20 1930

  2. says:

    Book was somewhat tedious for me as it was written in first person which I m not particularly fond of but the story was sad and captivating told by the peasants of the Italian village I may readby the author.

  3. says:

    A friend recommended this to me as the one book he would want if he were stranded on a desert isle with only one book While good, I m not sure it s that good, and anyway it s too short for a stranded on a desert isle book in my opinion That said, it s a fantastic read It covers the events in a remote rural village in Italy under Fascism, as told in retrospect by a husband and wife Pay attention to who is speaking, as they take turns speaking in the first person, which is potentially confusin A friend recommended this to me as the one book he would want if he were stranded on a desert isle with only one book While good, I m not sure it s that good, and anyway it s too short for a stranded on a desert isle book in my opinion That said, it s a fantastic read It covers the events in a remote rural village in Italy under Fascism, as told in retrospect by a husband and wife Pay attention to who is speaking, as they take turns speaking in the first person, which is potentially confusing It s not as gruesome or horrifying as you might expect a novel set in a totalitarian system to be, but it is still shocking in parts Despite this, Silone keeps an element of rustic humor in much of the book If you enjoy Fontamara, you can read about Silone s own story in The God That Failed, not to mention another of Silone s works, Bread and Wine The friend who recommended it to me quoted another as saying Fontamara, The Grapes of Wrath, and Man s Fate were the three classic social protest novels of the 20th century Grapes of Wrath presented characters withdepth and reality than in Fontamara, and Steinbeck s descriptions were muchvivid However, Steinbeck s open political preaching takes away from some of the effect of his work, and Grapes of Wrath ends somewhat abruptly and anti climatically, after having risen to a fever pitch Fontamara has a muchpowerful ending, and, given its relative lack of specific prescription for a solution, has a stronger message about the problems This contrasts with Bread and Wine, in which Silone s protaganist isprescriptive, though he also struggles with doubts about his mission and purpose Man s Fate is really worth reading, but not in the same class as Fontamara and Grapes of Wrath

  4. says:

    There is a curious story about this book A professor, teaching this in a literature class in Florida recently, noted that while his white middle class students were bored reading this, his African American students found it a very compelling read Strange thing, that this Italian novel, written by a socialist writer, depicting the cruelty suffered by Italian peasants under Mussolini s fascists, should resonate with students here in the US in the 21st century.

  5. says:

    This is Silone s defense of the villagers and cafone , the peasantry from the Abruzzo region, who are treated alternately as comic or tragic figures, but always at the behest of the local landowners, whose handmaiden is the lawyer who consistently pretends to be fighting for them It s something of a choral novel, not just because of the three narrators a married couple and their son but because of the vivid conversations between characters who flit in and out of the main focus The Fascists, This is Silone s defense of the villagers and cafone , the peasantry from the Abruzzo region, who are treated alternately as comic or tragic figures, but always at the behest of the local landowners, whose handmaiden is the lawyer who consistently pretends to be fighting for them It s something of a choral novel, not just because of the three narrators a married couple and their son but because of the vivid conversations between characters who flit in and out of the main focus The Fascists, when they arrive on the scene, and the brutal enforcers of the landowners The cafone are swindled out of most of their water thanks in part to the lawyer Friend of the People , and the most tragic one is serially deprived of his land, his prospects for work in both the countryside and the city , the woman he can t marry because he has no money, and, finally, his life This doesn t convey the wit and compassion with which Silone treats the villagers, male and female, but the end is bitter Silone or Secondo Tranquillini, which was his real name wrote the book in 1931 evidence has emerged that he helped the Fascists until 1930, so this may be the bitter expression of a disillusioned fellow traveller He later became a Communist, only to abandon that as well as a contributor to the The God That Failed

  6. says:

    I liked this book very much, the story was very compelling, but even better was the writing, the voices of the three peasant characters who tell the story It s a wonderful depiction of the terrible hard scrabble life of the cafoni , the rural poor of 1930s Italy As other reviewers have mentioned, this was a political novel, with the Communist Silone condemning the Fascist regime Did he exaggerate his portrait of the hardships of the peasants to further the political goals for the book I hav I liked this book very much, the story was very compelling, but even better was the writing, the voices of the three peasant characters who tell the story It s a wonderful depiction of the terrible hard scrabble life of the cafoni , the rural poor of 1930s Italy As other reviewers have mentioned, this was a political novel, with the Communist Silone condemning the Fascist regime Did he exaggerate his portrait of the hardships of the peasants to further the political goals for the book I have no idea it seems possible since the entire book is one episode of horrible adversity after another But, maybe it is an accurate description of that life No matter, it is a wonderful novel that will teach you something and make you reflect on something that maybe you wouldn t have otherwise cared about

  7. says:

    Murica Fontamara Revolution is not a try for removing lonliness, but a try to stay together and not fear Murica Fontamara Revolution is not a try for removing lonliness, but a try to stay together and not fear

  8. says:

    Extremely disappointing Bread and Wine is one of my all time favorites but this seems like he wrote it on the back of a napkin in his spare time Very weak.

  9. says:

    Silone s novel of Italian resistance to fascism in the 1930s is told through the voices of several peasants as their town Fontamara is consumed by corrupt forces from the city The town finds itself in the grips of a con artist businessman named the Trader, who makes his money on shady real estate deals and trickery He has no political experience and is totally corrupt and inept, but rises to power because the capitalists recognize his ability to bilk the peasants by pretending to fight for the Silone s novel of Italian resistance to fascism in the 1930s is told through the voices of several peasants as their town Fontamara is consumed by corrupt forces from the city The town finds itself in the grips of a con artist businessman named the Trader, who makes his money on shady real estate deals and trickery He has no political experience and is totally corrupt and inept, but rises to power because the capitalists recognize his ability to bilk the peasants by pretending to fight for them He wants to bring the American Style to Italy, which meansmoney for the workers The peasants soon realize that workers is a buzzword for the wealthy, and not the average people, who do all the work only to have their money and resources taken from them by the Trader He has the support of a sizable percentage of the working class who think they havepower by ganging up on their fellow working poor rather than standing with them against their exploiters The Trader wants to build a wall to divide the peasants in the country from thewealthy citizens in the city.Stop me if you ve heard this one before Although it stands as Silone s most famous novel, I thought it was lacking the vivid narrative power of his second Abruzzo novel, Bread and Wine, which is the work of amature writer The fact that Silone re edited and cut down the novel for its republication in the 40s suggests that Silone understood this, too Even so, it stands as a testament to the voice of resistance in 1930s Italy and is well worth a read for that fact alone

  10. says:

    Fontamara is definitely a masterpiece of Italian literature Silone describes a picture of a poor and miserable world, talking of a small village in Abruzzo, where people have a dream, to have their own fields to grow, a dream that punctually is broken since the are persecuted by the rising violence and injustice of fascist regime Every Italians should read this book, also because unfortunately I think that after almost a century, still Italy haven t overcome some of the distortions of that dar Fontamara is definitely a masterpiece of Italian literature Silone describes a picture of a poor and miserable world, talking of a small village in Abruzzo, where people have a dream, to have their own fields to grow, a dream that punctually is broken since the are persecuted by the rising violence and injustice of fascist regime Every Italians should read this book, also because unfortunately I think that after almost a century, still Italy haven t overcome some of the distortions of that dark age, and italian culture still is victim of some regrettable traits of fascism period, thus is still far to be a really free country where everyone and also the poor and helpless people can have a chance

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