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Bread and Wine (The Abruzzo Cycle #1)

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One of the 20th century's essential novels depicting Fascism's rise in Italy.

Set and written in Fascist Italy, this book exposes that regime's use of brute force for the body and lies for the mind. Through the story of the once-exiled Pietro Spina, Italy comes alive with priests and peasants, students and revolutionaries, all on the brink of war.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 7th 2005 by Signet (first published 1936)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Le pain et le vin = Bread and Wine (The Abruzzo Cycle #1), Ignazio Silone
عنوان: نان و شراب؛ نویسنده: اینیاتسیو سیلونه؛ مترجم: محمد قاضی؛ تهران، امیرکبیر، 1345؛ در 423 ص؛ چاپ سوم 1352؛ چاپ چهارم 1356؛ پنجم 1361؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، زرین، 1366؛ در 473 ص؛ چاپ هشتم 1368؛ یازدهم 1372؛ دوازدهم 1374؛ سیزدهم 1374؛ چهاردهم 1376؛ پانزدهم 1379؛ شانزدهم 1381؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان ایتالیایی قرن 20 م
نان و شراب، ماجرای روشنفکرانی است که، میخواهند راه به جایی ببرند، نیز روشنفکران سرخورده، روشنفکران مایوس و
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Dhanaraj Rajan
Feb 15, 2016 Dhanaraj Rajan rated it it was amazing
First Admission:

This book offers scope for multifaceted reviews and reflection.
- One can look at it as a normal novel where an interesting plot develops to an exciting climax.
- One can look at it as a novel with many character sketches.
- One can look at it as an anthropological novel that introduces local customs and beliefs of Abruzzi region of Italy.
- One can look at it as a political novel that expounds the difficulties suffered by Socialist movement under the Fascist regime of Mussolini.
- On
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Kebrit !!!
Oct 02, 2009 Kebrit !!! rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
آزادی چیزی نیست که آن را به کسی هدیه کنند. میتوان در یک کشور دیکتاتوری زندگی کرد و آزاد بود. فقط کافیست تا علیه دیکتاتور مبارزه کرد. مردی که با مغز خودش فکر میکند آزاد است. مردی که بخاطر آنچه که بر حق میداند مبارزه میکند آزاد است. برعکس میتوان در آزادترین کشورها زندگی کرد و با این وصف اگر آدم باطنا منفیباف و پست و بندهی منش باشد آزاد نیست و با وجود فقدان هرگونه اجبار و زور باز هم برده است... ...more
Jane
May 20, 2017 Jane rated it really liked it
In Fascist Italy, a Socialist man recently returned from exile, in order to evade the law, is disguised as a priest--as an ecclesiastic he will have immunity from persecution-- and lives among the peasants of the Abruzzi. The novel chronicles his adventures, both funny and tragic and we are exposed to the peasantry. We see his growth as a human being. The ending was a shocker! The title could refer to the elements in the Mass or to the common food of the people.

Highly recommended and just as cu
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Mahich
کتاب نان و شراب را میتوان کتابی «اتوبیوگرافیک» نامید. چراکه سیلونه همانند پیترو سپینا، مبارزی انقلابی است که گرایشهای عرفانی نیز دارد. داستان در زمانهی مبارزهی مردم ایتالیا با دیکتاتوری موسولینی جریان دارد. نقد کلیسا بهمثابه نهاد سرسپردهی حکومت دیکتاتوری و زندگی دهقانان فقیر ایتالیا و مبارزات مردمی آنها با حکومت از موضوعات اصلی کتاب است. تصویر تلخ و یأسآمیز سیلونه از جامعهی زمان خود، با دیدی بیطرفانه و خالی از تعصب ترسیم شده و واقعگرایی اخلاق مدارانهی نویسنده در تمام کتاب قابل مشاهده است. ...more
Maryam Hosseini
Aug 02, 2014 Maryam Hosseini rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
مادام که کوه فقیر است از آن ماست، اما همینکه معلوم شد غنی است دولت آن را تصاحب خواهد کرد. دولت یک دست دراز دارد و یک دست کوتاه
دست دراز به همه جا میرسد و برای گرفتن است، دست کوتاه برای دادن است ولی فقط
به کسانی میرسد که خیلی نزدیکند
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.ما زن ها همه همینطوریم، می خواهیم کمک کنیم و سپس خودمان محتاج کمک می شویم
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Jonfaith
Mar 23, 2011 Jonfaith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this one in 1994 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 as well as the author's afterward where he recalls encountering soemone reading his book while travelling on a train.
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Aug 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
انقلاب نیاز انسان است به اینکه دیگر تنها نباشد و دیگر کسی او را به جان انسان دیگری نیندازد،تلاشی است برای باهم بودن و دیگر بیم نداشتن.نیاز به برادری است.
Bryn Hammond
May 04, 2017 Bryn Hammond rated it really liked it
A socialist on the run in fascist Italy. Disguised as a priest among the peasants. I liked the religiosity that saturated this view of politics, as the socialist aspires to be a saint and other martyrs suffer their fate at the hands of the government. Particularly vivid on Italy’s war in Africa (we don’t see this war, just the recruitment), with the gathering of voices of those who must or want to be its foot-soldiers, and one anti-war slogan scrawled on a wall is a big event in the plot. A sing ...more
Saeed
Feb 27, 2017 Saeed rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes man feel that must share his emotions . Le pain et Le Vin is one of the best books that read until now . of course must thank translator . tell to yourself that one of methods of buying book can be according to translator .
hope that read this book
Jim
Feb 21, 2015 Jim rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, italy
For some reason I have never been able to determine, the fiction of Italy, Spain, and Portugal have been, as it were, swept under the carpet. Reading Ignazio Silone's Bread and Wine, I think perhaps the reason is that all three are priest-haunted countries that wear their Catholicism on their sleeves. In fact, in Bread and Wine, the hero, one Pietro Spina, a Communist, is disguised as a priest named Father Paolo Spada, who is in hiding among the peasants of his native Abruzzi.

In many ways, this
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Mahshid Naderi
البته حقش سه و نيم هست به نظرم.يه ستاره كم كردم به خاطر اينكه بعضى جاهاى كتاب روحيه و عقايد انقلابى نويسنده زيادى خسته كننده ميشد همينطور ديالوگهاى بين شخصيت هاى كتاب ثقيل بود و خسته كننده.بنظرم اوج كتاب دو فصل اخر بود البته تناقض هاى ذهن نويسنده بين دين و آرمانش رو خيلى خوب درك ميكردم شايد چيزى كه باعث شد كمك كنه كتاب رو تموم كنم همين بود كه ميخواستم ببينم نتيجه اين تناقضها به كجا ميرسه.پايان كتاب هم هيجان انگيز بود
Paul Gaya Ochieng Simeon Juma
Jun 21, 2015 Paul Gaya Ochieng Simeon Juma rated it really liked it
This book remi ds me of 'the garden of the finzi continis'. The book is based in italy.

Don Paolo, a revolutionary, who hsa changed his name from Spina and changed his identity is on the run. He is hiding from the government, which is intolerant of his ideas.

He hides among the poor and tries to learn their thinking about the government. He discusses with them some of the challenges they face at the time. This includes:poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, war etc.

This book is deeply philosophical
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Amir
Jan 13, 2010 Amir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel
به واسطه خوندن کتاب خاطرات یک مترجم مرحوم محمد قاضی به سمت این کتاب کشیده شدم. کتاب زیبایی بود. یادمه تو دوره ای این کتاب رو میخوندم که امتحانای ترمم بود و من تو خوابگاه دانشگاه شیراز. با خودم قرار گذاشته بودم که 45 دقیقه درس بخونم و 15 دقیقه نان و شراب. اونقدر مست این کتاب شده بودم که 45 دقیقه ی درسی رو چنان با هول ولا میخوندم که هیچی از درسا نمیفهمیدم. یادش بخیر . همین کتاب بود که باعث شد کتاب دانه زیر برفش رو هم بخونم که واقعا کتاب ضعیفی بود از نظر من. کاش سیلونه هیچ وقت واسه این کتاب دنباله ...more
Ali
Mar 25, 2007 Ali rated it liked it
Shelves: novels
Murica (Fontamara); Revolution is not a try for removing lonliness, but a try to stay together and not fear”.
در مورد آثار ایناتسیو سیلونه، لطفن اینجا را بخوانید؛
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Don Mario
Jul 11, 2015 Don Mario rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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La vicenda di un giovane comunista in epoca fascista che osa vivere sotto falso nome nelle sue montagne abruzzesi nonostante la polizia sospetti della sua presenza. Molto evidenti riferimenti autobiografici: combattuto tra l'educazione cristiana dell'infanzia e una fede comunista che inizia a traballare cozza con la falsità dei diversi modi di vita del suo tempo.

Pensavo di leggere un libro di altri tempi e invece l'autenticità di una coscienza che non accetta compromessi rende universale lo sgua
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Yaser Aein
Apr 24, 2016 Yaser Aein rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
سخن گفتن درباره ارزش ادبی و ویژگیهای فنی این اثر و نویسنده آن، در دایره دانش و صلاحیت من نیست. بنابراین، ترجیح میدهم درباره محتوای آن حرف بزنم. داستان نان و شراب، در ظاهر به توصیف ایتالیای دهههای ابتدایی تا میانه قرن بیستم ارتباط دارد و آکنده از روایت زندگی انواع آدمهایی است که در آن فضا به سر میبرند. این توصیف از منظر کسی صورت میگیرد که از هر جهت، در برابر دولت فاشیستی حاکم قرار گرفته و در این موضع، میان کلیسا و سوسیالیسم در رفت و آمد است. او زندگی خود را از روستا و محیط بدوی و تربیت سنتی موجود ...more
Bap
Apr 03, 2010 Bap rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, italy
I an going on a limb here but this book is very good. Written in 1936 by an anti fascist writer who also had the good sense to break with Stalin in the early 30's. He has been compared to the Italian Orwell. It gets more complicated. It has been recently revealed that he also was a police informer for the fascists, providing information leading to the arrest of many left wing opponents of the regime.

Thsi background in mind makes the book very interesting. It is a story of a leftist who returns t
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Karen
Dec 27, 2014 Karen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: italy
I don't know how to characterize this book succinctly. Set in 1930's Italy under Fascism, a revolutionary comes back from exile to try to organize his former compatriots, but because of ill health ends up hiding out in a remote village disguised as a priest. As he had studied in a Catholic school and had thought of joining the priesthood, this role has some resonance for him, but it's also uncomfortable because he has rejected religion. For such a grim setting, with such grinding poverty and fat ...more
Ida
Jan 19, 2008 Ida rated it really liked it
A book about change, about trying to change, about efforts and exhaustion, about disappointment and hope.

This is a book of all, what we believe in. You do not need to share the political view of the heroes to enjoy the book. You could see them as people who believe in change and try to change. A story of real people who still know how to make their own wine and their own bread.
Nazanin
Jul 21, 2013 Nazanin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ما در اجتماعى زندگى ميكنيم كه در ان جايى براى ازادى مردان نيست.كشيشانى در امانند كه مذهب را به خدمت حكومت و بانك بگمارند و هنرمندانى كه هنر خود رابفروشند و حكيمانى كه با دانش خود سوداگرى كنند. بقيه هم هرقدركه معدود باشند به زندان مى افتند. تبعيد ميشوند و تحت نظر قرار ميگيرند.مشروط بر اينكه مأمور حاكم بنا به مقتضيات سرشان را بى صدا زير آب نكنند.


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Martin Blasco
Sep 09, 2009 Martin Blasco rated it it was amazing
Ignazio Silone, despite of his years in exile in France and Switzerland, due too the fascist dictatorship in Italy, was able to capture the esence of those days. Bread and Wine is a criticism of any form of totalitarism. Full of tension and surprises. Not even the mountains are a good refuge. Bravo Ignazio.
Mehdi khani
May 17, 2010 Mehdi khani rated it liked it
فضای غم انگیز و تیره ای دارد.حس خاصی به آدم میده.البته به نظر من از رمانهایی است که تاریخ مصرف دارد و البته تاریخش گذشته
Elahe
Jun 20, 2016 Elahe rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
اولین باره یک کتاب را بعد از خواندن صد صفحه رها میکنم.
James Klagge
Jan 22, 2016 James Klagge rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novels
A picaresque novel of a revolutionary who returns from exile by disguising himself as a priest. He moves from place to place to escape detection and work with the peasants. He gains their suspicion of all ideologies and the worth of individual relationships. There is no real plot, though the end is a surprise that didn't make a lot of sense to me.
The idea of an alienated ex-religious believer living as a disguised priest has a lot of potential. The author taps some of this, as the "priest" very
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Tyler Jones
Feb 11, 2011 Tyler Jones rated it really liked it
Ignazio Silone, a founding member of the Italian Communist Party and a virulent anti-fascist, was living in exile in Switzerland in the mid-1930's. Mussolini was at the height of his powers and the Italian invasion of Ethiopia was very strongly supported by a majority of his countrymen. If this wasn't discouraging enough for a man like Silone, he had also lost faith in the Communist Party as a viable alternative to fascism. Josef Stalin had begun purging the Party of his personal enemies, acting ...more
Mohamad shahvar
Sep 07, 2009 Mohamad shahvar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
در این رمان، که سهم حسب حال سیلونه در آن بسیار زیاد است، او از انقلابی دلزدهای سخن میگوید که احساس میکرد در وجودش سربرمیآورد. در واقع، در گفتگوهای این کتاب بعضی از دلایل تصمیم نویسنده به ترک حزب کمونیست در 1930 دیده میشود. رمانی است به معنای آنچه استاندال (2) رمان میپنداشت؛ یعنی آینهای که انسان را در طول راهی به گردش درمیآورد. سیلونه بازگشت غیرقانونی پیترواسپینا (3)ی مهاجر را به ایتالیا ترسیم میکند که برای بهتر مخفی کردن خود به لباس کشیشی درآمده و نام دون پائولو (4) را برای خود برگزیده است. پیتر ...more
Sevil
Nov 29, 2013 Sevil rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
این داستان گویای مذهب است اما در پنهانی ترین نقطه درون سوسیالیزم و در زیر پوشش ضد مذهب، قهرمان داستان به نوعی ، مسیحی ، دیگر است. همچنین تحلیلی است ژرف بر سیاست و زندگی توده ها – در ایتالیا ی زمان و قوع این داستان .و نیز تحلیل سه عنصر: سوسیالیزم ، فاشیزم و کلیسا که هر کدام از آنها به تنهایی خصایص آن دو دیگر را داراست و هر یک می تواند نمادی از تمامیت خواهی دو جزء دیگر باشد .

سپینا قهرمان داستان، نماینده تفکر سوسیالیزمی است که بر علیه فاشیسم می جنگد ، فاشیسمی که در بطن خود فناتیزم و ارتجاع سیاه مسی
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Nicholas Beck
Feb 15, 2012 Nicholas Beck rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 weighty political and social issues all the while attempting to come to terms with his own beliefs and attitudes to his fellow communist agitators.

Even more intriguing is that it appears that Ignazio Silone himself was a police informer for the Secret Police from 1920 to 1930 approx. A scene in the nove
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