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Return to Camiilo Page. 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-war Italy.
Comrade Don Camillo
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 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-war Italy.
Boscaccio has a communist mayor named Peppone. He wants to realise the communist 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 abuses. Hardcoverpages. Published May 1st by Amereon Ltd first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. The fictional Don Camill is one of two main protagonists of Guareschi’s short stories, the other being the communist mayor of the town, Peppone.
Guaresfhi episodio in episodio si compone una piccola cittadina, compaiono i suoi abitan Che dire? Di episodio in episodio si compone una piccola cittadina, compaiono i suoi abitanti, le sue figure storiche, le sue situazioni strane, le sue lotte fra cittadini… Qui si chiamano Don Camillo e PepponeLo Smilzo, la signora Cristina, ect.
E con ironia profondaGuareschi ci accompagna tra i suoi personaggi rendendoli, con le loro reazioni e azioni, dannatamente realistici. View all 15 comments. View all 4 comments. Letto, riletto e riletto ancora. Ogni guaredchi sentire l’esigenza, e rileggerlo nuovamente. Dapprima nell’edizione originale a casa dei miei, quando ero ragazzo, poi in quella da me acquistata nel ‘ View all 5 comments. Guarescui 24, Lois Bujold rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I want to say “charming”, but there is more 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 politics.
The 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 guzreschi time to read between the lines to realize how hair-raising it all must have been. One I want to say “charming”, but there is more 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 gareschi politics.
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 more endurance.
But this background informs the work and the writer, for all the apparent simplicity of the tales. Meanwhile, I see there are further collections about Don Camillo, which my library might supply. View all 11 comments. Un poetico ed esilarante spaccato di un piccolo pezzo d’Italia del dopoguerra, un grande classico da leggere e rileggere. Uno dei migliori libri che abbia mai letto. Aug 02, Stacia rated it liked it Shelves: Una graduatoria di merito e una “dimenticanza” tipicamente italiane.
E, su tutto e tutti, svetta la geniale invenzione dell’umanissimo Cristo parlante, che vede, prevede, provvede, chiosa, comprende e consiglia, ma di fronte alle intemperanze e bizzarrie di certi suoi proseliti sospira rassegnato, definendoli una “banda di matti”.
The stories of Don Camillo, the cantankerous but beloved priest, and his sidekick, Communist mayor Peppone, continue to make me laugh every time I read them. Their Cold War adventures, mishaps, arguments, and reconciliations have a timeless quality. To appreciate the true genius of author Guareschi, delve deeper into the latent spiritual meaning that many of his stories contain –but don’t get bogged down in the scholarly search for the meaning of life.
Don Camillo tales allow us to appreciate a The stories of Don Camillo, the cantankerous but beloved priest, and his sidekick, Communist mayor Peppone, continue to make me laugh every time I read them. Don Camillo tales allow us to appreciate a sacred awareness of the world, an understanding communicated through friendships, foes, objects, gestures, expressions, and actual religious rites. I loved reading the many tales and hope you will too — and I’ll bet you laugh out loud when you read about Don Camillo skinny dipping and talking “smack” with his friend and foe Peppone.
Avrei voluto rimanere ancora in compagnia di Peppone e don Camillo, con quella voce bonaria del Cristo in sottofondo, in quella fettaccia di terra tra il fiume e il monte, [dove] possono succedere cose che da altre parti non succedono. Cose che non stonano mai col paesaggio. Allora si capisce meglio don Camillo, Peppone e tutta l’altra mercanzia. E che due nemici si trovino, alla fine, d’accordo nelle cose essenziali.
Grazie agli amici aNobiiani che mi hanno permesso di superare la momentanea delusione e di tornare a innamorarmi di Giovannino;- E’ bello cominciare un nuovo anno con buone letture! Dec 29, Julie Davis rated it it was amazing. You would be hard pressed to find a more charming book anywhere than this set of short stories.
Peppone is an atheist who is the head of the local Communist party and, therefore, against Christianity. Both are hotheads who are inclined to solve problems with their fists and the occasional Tommy gun before turning to more peaceful measures.
One soon learns that You would be hard pressed to find a more charming book anywhere than this set of short stories. One soon learns that both men quarrel because they are so much alike that neither will give way and that, when push comes to shove, they will work together for the common good.
Whenever Don Camillo is in over his head, he talks to Christ on the crucifix in his church. We get to hear Christ’s wise advice and his occasional, necessary words of reproval as Don Camillo goes about shepherding the souls of the village.
In this scene the local communists have threatened to shoot anyone who participates in a scheduled religious procession. Don Camillo found the square as bare as a billiard ball. I’ll enjoy seeing it. If You can put up with that Don Camillo hastily put on the leather harness with the support for the foot of the cross, lifted the enormous crucifix from the altar and adjusted it in the socket.
The village was completely deserted; people were cowering in their houses and watching through the cracks of the shutters. Then he began a psalm in his ringing baritone, which seemed to acquire volume in the silence. After crossing the Square he began to walk down the main street, and here again was emptiness and silence.
A small dog came out of a side street and began quietly to follow Don Camillo. Don Camillo had no sooner turned the bend when he found the way unexpectedly obstructed. Two hundred men had collected and guaerschi silently across it with folded arms. In front of them stood Peppone, his hands on his hips. Don Camillo wished he were a tank.
Don Camillo (Giovannino Guareschi)
But since he could only be Don Camillo, he advanced until he was within a yard of Peppone and then halted. Then he lifted the enormous crucifix from its socket and raised it in his hands, brandishing it as though it were a club.
Only Peppone, his arms akimbo and his legs wide apart, remained in the middle of the road. Don Camillo put the crucifix back in its socket and marched straight at him and Peppone moved to one side.
Peppone pulled off his hat, and Don Camillo marched solemnly through two rows of Peppone’s men. When he reached the river bank he stopped. But as these few decent folk live in brick houses exactly like those of their rotten neighbors, and as it would not be just that the good should suffer for the sins of scoundrels like Mayor Peppone and his gang of Godless brigands, I ask You to save this countryside from the river’s waters and to give it every prosperity.
Don Camillo set out on the return journey and when he reached the doorway of the church and turned around so that Christ might bestow a final blessing upon the distant river, he found standing before him: At first because of the format and simplicity of some of the stories I mistakenly thought that these were simply light hearted tales, featuring simplistic morality.
Nothing could be further from the truth. However, the simplicity is deceptive and the problems that the characters must solve are often true to life and painful.
There are so many good moments that I guarewchi post the entire book. However, I will leave you with this additional lengthy excerpt which answers the question of whether praying for your favorite team to win works or not. Christ’s fondness for his priest even when he has done the wrong thing makes me smile and this is a good example.
Don Camillo was bewildered. He ran off to the church and knelt in front of the altar. I have lost the match. Your men had twenty-two legs and so had the Dynamos, Don Camillo, and all legs are equal.
Moreover, they are not My business. I am interested in souls. Don Camillo, where are your brains? But I do say that You did not prevent that dishonest referee from calling an unjust foul against my team.
When the ball is actually there Binella the clock-maker is a scoundrel Don Camillo seized a weighty candlestick, and brandished it menacingly. In God’s name or I strike!