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Ignazio Silone in Exile: Writing and Antifascism in Switzerland, 1929-1944 Deborah Holmes

Ignazio Silone in Exile: Writing and Antifascism in Switzerland, 1929-1944

Deborah Holmes

Published November 30th 2005
ISBN : 9780754635222
Hardcover
213 pages
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Holmes (Ludwig Boltzmann Institut fur Geschichte und Theorie der Biographie, Vienna) focuses on the years that Italian writer and political activist Silone (1900-78) was in Switzerland, drawing mostly on Swiss records that have been available forMoreHolmes (Ludwig Boltzmann Institut fur Geschichte und Theorie der Biographie, Vienna) focuses on the years that Italian writer and political activist Silone (1900-78) was in Switzerland, drawing mostly on Swiss records that have been available for decades but little exploited in previous studies of him. She looks at the role he played in the intellectual life of Zurich and his links with Bauhaus circles, disciples of Jung, and the citys socialist city council. Also of concern to her are larger questions such as the functions of the engaged writer in times of crisis, the dynamics of cultural transfer through translation, and the phenomenon of exile literature. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR