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Silone, Ignazio

Born: 1900 AD
Died: 1978 AD
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Authors

1900 – Born on the 1st of May in Pescina dei Marsi, Italy.

1917 – Finished secondary school and began to work with Socialist groups, becoming a leader of the antiwar movement and editor of the Roman Socialist organ "Avanguardia".

1921 – Helped found the Italian Communist Party.

1922 – Became the editor of the party’s paper in Trieste, "Il Lavoratore".

1930 – Settled in Switzerland, became disillusioned with Communism, left the party, and began to write.

1930-1934 – Silone produced his first novel, Fontamara, which was published in Zürich.

1937 – Published his best known work, the novel Bread and Wine.

1938-1939 – A second anti-Fascist satire, La scuola dei dittatori.

1950 – He retired to devote himself to writing.

1978 – Died on the 22nd of August in Geneva.