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Martin Clark

Martin Clark’s books include Modern Italy 1871-1995 , The Italian Risorgimento and Mussolini: Profiles in Power.

Ignazio Silone

Martin Clark, 9 August 2001

Ignazio Silone was one of Italy’s most respected 20th-century novelists. His best-known work, Fontamara, is a dramatic account of peasant life in the Abruzzi, where he was born in 1900. He was always a political, or perhaps an anthropological, novelist, portraying the values of his cafoni with a wonderful, sympathetic realism; but he also had a very sharp eye for the way political power...

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