Ron's Reviews > Bitter Spring: A Life of Ignazio Silone

Bitter Spring by Stanislao G. Pugliese
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Mar 15, 09

bookshelves: biography, politics, radical, authors
Read in March, 2009

Now I feel bad that I've never read any Ignazio Silone; apparently he's like John Steinbeck and George Orwell rolled into one. This was an interesting biography; it's academic, and sometimes a bit disjointed, but Silone's life--spurred to political activism by his childhood in an Italian peasant village, but so opposed to authoritarianism that he had just as many problems with the communists as the fascists--is compelling.
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