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Who was Silvestri?

Martin Clark: Ignazio Silone

9 August 2001
L'Informatore: Silone, i Comunisti e la polizia 
by Dario Biocca and Mauro Canali.
Luni, 275 pp., lire 30,000, March 2000, 88 7984 208 0
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... revered – at least by non-Communists – as a novelist, as a robust defender of democratic socialist values and as a man who had fought bravely against both Fascism and Communism. Dario Biocca and MauroCanali’s book presents a very different picture of Silone. They claim that from 1919 until 1930 he was a police informer who passed on detailed information about, initially, the Socialist Youth ...

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