Silone wrote this novel when he was in exile in Switzerland, hiding from the Fascist police and suffering from tuberculosis so severe that he thought he was going to die. He finished the work in but was unable to find a publisher. A German woman read the work in manuscript and was so impressed that she translated it into German and, therefore, its first appearance was in German in , with an English translation appearing the following year. An Italian edition was published in Zurich in but it was not published in Italy till the end of the war. The book concerns the poor villagers of a fictitious village called Fontamara Italian for bitter fountain.
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Ignazio Silone and Fontamara
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The Modern Novel
Of all the great political novels Fontamara is without doubt one of the most influential. When it was first published 60 years ago it was not the first book about fascism. But it was the first book which showed what fascism was really like, told in the language of the wretched of the earth, the cafoni of Italy. Within a year it had appeared in nine languages.
It is Silone's first novel and is regarded as his most famous work. It received worldwide acclaim and sold more than a million and a half copies in twenty-seven languages. It was first published as a German translation in Zurich, Switzerland in and was published in English by Penguin Books in September The novel was also adapted for cinema by director Carlo Lizzani and the film Fontamara was released in Appearing on the eve of the Spanish Civil War, and published just a few months after Hitler came to power, when the world was beginning to take sides for or against fascism, the novel had a galvanising effect on public opinion. Fontamara is a fictional small rural village in Marsica in the Abruzzo region. The people the Fontamaresi are poor and the village is very remote to the extent that the citizens are unaware of world events such as the rise of Fascism.
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