Bread and Wine by Ignazio Silone

Bread and Wine by Ignazio Silone


In Bread and Wine, Ignazio Silone selects the identical subject in 1935, other than the fact that his concentration is directed towards the Communist opposition faction and viewpoints of the scholarly class of the society.
The text focuses on the personality of Pietro Spina, a young, intellectual rebel in the age of early thirties. Since the police direly wanted him, Pietro impersonated himself as an elder cleric and bore this deception throughout the rest of the story, being Don Paolo Spada.

Analysis of the Book

Pietro was an assertive and a dogmatic Communist in the start. On the contrary, he was coerced to sign certain ...

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you dare call our condemnation of Bukharin and the other traitors conformism?" said the faction superior at Rome. "Are you mad?"
"It's conformism to always be with the majority", said Pietro. "Don't you think so? You were with Bukharin as long as the majority was with him; and you'd still be with him if he had a majority now. But how can we fight Fascist conformism if we're going to give up our critical faculties? Try and answer me that."
"Don't you think Bukharin was a traitor?"
"To tell the truth, I don't know," said Pietro. "I only know that right now he's in the minority. And I know that you dare to oppose him only because of that. Answer me this if you can. Would you be against him if he had a majority?"
"Your cynicism is getting to be just a bit too much!" Said Battipaglia, trying to keep his temper.
"You haven't answered my question. Answer it truthfully if you can."
"If it were up to me, I'd have you thrown out of the party right now!"
However, Pietro stays ...

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