Italian Novels of Peasant Crisis, 1930-50: Bonfires in the Night

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This book brings together the insights of historians and critics to examine the account given in a range of novels of the effect on peasant society of Fascist ruralist policies and the post-Second World War struggles for land reform. The authors whose works are discussed include Ignazio Silone, Carlo Levi, Francesco Jovine and Cesare Pavese. Pavese turns rural Piedmont into a paradigm of the nation to reveal the tensions of post-war Italy, while Silone, Levi and Jovine not merely challenge traditional stereotypes of the ...

Italian Novels of Peasant Crisis, 1930-50: Bonfires in the Night 2005, Four Courts Press, Dublin, Ireland

ISBN-13: 9781851828807

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