The Don Camillo Stories of Giovannino Guareschi: A Humorist Portrays the Sacred
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The Don Camillo Stories of Giovannino Guareschi: A Humorist Portrays the Sacred

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Giovannino Guareschi (1908-1968) was an Italian journalist, humorist, and cartoonist best known for his short stories based on the fictional Catholic priest Don Camillo. In this study, Alan R. Perry explores the Don Camillo stories from the perspective of Christian hermeneutics, a unique approach and the best critical key to unlocking the richness of both the author and hi...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published February 23rd 2008 by University of Toronto Press (first published February 23rd 2007)
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Julie Davis
Received this as a gift, packaged with The Little World of Don Camillo, which I read long ago but am long-overdue to reread.

Overall it is a really good look at how Guareschi used many elements that are easy to overlook (for me anyway) in his wonderfully funny Don Camillo stories. Themes of friendship and the sacred are easy to see on the surface of those stories, but Perry takes us deeper so that Guareschi's use of the sacramental, etc. is easier to see. I am definitely going to look for all th...more
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