New PDF release: Ignazio Silone in Exile: Writing and Antifascism in

By Deborah Holmes

ISBN-10: 0754635228

ISBN-13: 9780754635222

Italian author and political activist Ignazio Silone spent fifteen years from 1929 to 1944 as a political exile in Switzerland. concentrating on this era, this publication throws new gentle on Silone's advanced biography and exhibits how his literary construction motivated and used to be encouraged by means of fellow antifascist German émigrés and the Swiss socialist intelligentsia. utilizing formerly unknown archival fabrics, letters, and diaries, and following a versatile chronological constitution, the booklet examines the constructing position Silone performed within the highbrow lifetime of Zurich. Its research of Silone's hyperlinks with 'Bauhaus' circles, disciples of C.J. Jung, and Zurich's socialist urban council bargains an interdisciplinary and comparative point of view on Silone's exile that either questions and celebrates his prestige as an 'un-Italian' Italian writer. Holmes additionally considers wider subject matters reminiscent of the features of the engagé author in occasions of concern, the dynamics of cultural move via translation, and the phenomenon of exile literature. Italian antifascist exile writing is a space of Italian literature that hasn't ever been explored as an entity. With its painstaking archival study and significant method of the pioneering tools and result of German 'Exilforschung,' Ignazio Silone in Exile opens the way in which for extra experiences in this little recognized point of Italian emigration culture.

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