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Silone, Ignazio (pseudonym of Secondo Tranquilli)

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Born: 1900 AD
Died: 1978 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Authors

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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.


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