EBOOK / KINDLE (Mondo piccolo Don Camillo) BY Giovannino Guareschi


  • Hardcover
  • 153
  • Mondo piccolo Don Camillo
  • Giovannino Guareschi
  • English
  • 07 December 2018
  • 9780848824327

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Mondo piccolo Don Camillo summary Á 108 War Italy In this period the Italian Communist Party is very strong but the Second World War and fascism are still vividly remembered Boscaccio has a communist mayor named Peppone He wants to realise the com. I want to say charming but there is going on than that in this collection of short stories centering on the priest of a small post WWII north Italian village and his mostly comic assorted tribulations with local people and politicsThe first chapter of the edition I read was a brief autobiography by the author putting things in context but only for those with enough history or who were there at the time to read between the lines to realize how hair raising it all must have been One mild paragraph described how he was drafted into the Italian army for criticizing the Fascists just in time to be taken prisoner by the Germans when the Italian war effort collapsed and mentions aside that because he refused to work for the Germans was sent to a prison camp in Poland instead I see there is an autobiography about that which I may pursue when I have endurance But this background informs the work and the writer for all the apparent simplicity of the talesMeanwhile I see there are further collections about Don Camillo which my library might supplyTa L Later Aha I just figured out how to postcopy my book reviews directly to my blog Shall try this

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Mondo piccolo Don Camillo summary Á 108 Munist ideals and the Roman Catholic priest Don Camillo is desperately trying to prevent this But despite their different views these men can count on each other in the fight against social injustice and abus. I borrowed The World of Don Camillo from the lockdown library of friendship having not heard of it before I was assured that it s fun thus it turned out to be the last remotely cheerful unread book in my flat Edinburgh public libraries won t start reopening for another two weeks so I ve emergency ordered ten second hand novels off eBay I found it a funny and often heart warming read This collected volume includes all five books of short stories about shenanigans and mayhem in a little Italian village a few years after the Second World War The titular Don Camillo is the village priest and constantly feuds with his nemesisbest friend Peppone who happens to be the village s communist mayor The two of them are constantly faced by moral and political dilemmas which they generally resolve in the least mature way possible via practical jokes andor fistfights Both are huge strong men ready at any moment to break furniture over each other s head thus there is a certain Asterix in the 1950s vibe The stories are largely told from Don Camillo s perspective and he freuently chats with God who takes a delightfully sardonic tone with himAs he passed by the altar the Lord frowned down at him Lord said Don Camillo Whosoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled and he that shall humble himself shall be exaltedDon Camillo said the Lord for some time now you ve been skating on thin iceWith God s help no ice is too thin said Don CamilloAlthough the tone throughout is one of farce the many serious situations aren t treated entirely lightly The brutal legacy of the war is ever present not least in the availability of machine guns the poverty of the village explains the appeal of communism and disasters natural and man made occur regularly Peppone and Don Camillo attempt to solve local problems uite a few of which they created while competing for the villagers hearts and minds and arguing about Russia Ultimately though they often team up and share responsibility for the village s welfare As well as owning a dog together an adorable detail Both of them are defensive of their dignity uick to anger and pragmatic after calming down for a moment They share a bottle of wine often than they punch each other Their frenemy rivalry remains entertaining for than 500 pages as Guareschi is such a witty writer He ingeniously creates endless opportunities for the two of them to clash co operate or both Memorable episodes include the village being flooded Don Camillo helping Peppone get his school certificate and both men being caught out by hire purchase schemes My favourite seuence dominated the final book in the collection Comrade Don Camillo In this the priest blackmails Peppone into inviting him on a communist party trip to the USSR This is both interesting for its depiction of soviet propaganda visits moving for its moments recalling the horrors of the Eastern Front and hilarious for all the absurdity of Don Camillo s fake communist persona and Peppone s annoyance I appreciated that the narrative sympathises with both characters indeed it seems clear that they could uite easily swap places and ideologies The underlying message is that compassion and practicality are far better than religious or political dogmatism The only notable drawback to an otherwise joyful read was a dispiriting normalisation of domestic violence towards women children and animals

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Mondo piccolo Don Camillo summary Á 108 This tragicomical stories often politically or socially charged mostly situated in a fictional village on the Po called Boscaccio in the period immediately after World War II paint a clear picture of the post. As a child I loved the Little World of Don Camillo I first found the book in my local library a huge volume with a yellow cover Although I have never been greatly fond of short stories I enjoyed these and have enjoyed re visiting themDon Camillo is the huge brave impetuous priest in the small Po valley in Northern Italy after WWII Peppone eually enormous and stubborn is the leader of the local communists and the town mayor For most of the stories in this volume the two men are at loggerheads with each other although ironically they are often each other s most likely confidantes and allies when things get toughThe author of these stories Giovannino Guareschi was a journalist who like the characters in this book shared a history in WWII Indeed the character of Don Camillo himself was supposedly based upon a real priest who was a partisan and later prisoner at Dachau during the war Although the war is only alluded to by Peppone and Don Camillo it is obvious that both men were comrades during that time and their shared history has made them trust each otherThe other main character in these books is Christ on the cross who watches Don Camillo and indeed chats to him like the friend that he is He acts as Don Camillo s conscience and chides him when he gets carried away but always gently I have enjoyed re entering this world that I once knew so well A very enjoyable collection and a fascinating world with characters that stay with you


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