Books: Italia Irredenta

BREAD AND WINE — Ignazio Silone — Harper ($2.50).

As far as U. S. readers are concerned there are no writers left in Germany. And Italy's literary cupboard is just as bare. But whereas Germany has many an extraterritorial writer to disregard, Italy has only Ignazio Silone. Nevertheless, he is enough to make the Fascist eagle scream with rage.

After the march on Rome (1922), when Mussolini's blackshirts were persuading their fellow-countrymen to join the Party, the Silone brothers had to stop work on their labor paper. Ignazio took to the mountains, was sheltered...

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