Item #1471 Bread and Wine; Translated from the Italian by Gwenda David and Eric Mosbacher. Ignazio Silone.
Bread and Wine; Translated from the Italian by Gwenda David and Eric Mosbacher
Bread and Wine; Translated from the Italian by Gwenda David and Eric Mosbacher
Bread and Wine; Translated from the Italian by Gwenda David and Eric Mosbacher
Bread and Wine; Translated from the Italian by Gwenda David and Eric Mosbacher

Bread and Wine; Translated from the Italian by Gwenda David and Eric Mosbacher

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1937. First edition. Octavo, original gray cloth, stamped in green with gilt titles, uncut, original dust jacket. Small loss to ends of toned spine, slight soiling and edge-wear to price-clipped dust jacket. Very good indeed. Item #1471

"WITHIN A FEW DAYS ALL THAT REMAINED ALIVE AND INDESTRUCTIBLE OF CHRISTIANITY IN ME WAS REVIVED: A CHRISTIANITY DENUDED OF ALL MYTHOLOGY, OF ALL CHURCH CONTROL; A CHRISTIANITY THAT NEITHER ABDICATES IN THE FACE OF MAMMON, NOR PROPOSES CONCORDATS WITH PONTIUS PILATE"

First English translation of Ignazio Silone's most famous and influential novel—in Art Deco cloth boards with the original pictorial dust jacket.

Mirroring today's distrust of political and religious institutions, Silone represented a modern type of spiritual identity: an outsider, shunning institutions, where "the spiritual and the political converged around the ideal of self-giving love and the imperative of human solidarity" (Robert Ellsberg). Published during the Great Depression, this book about the "faces of poverty" found an audience, including Dorothy Day: "When I've read a passage from Bread and Wine, I think of so many people who can't read at all. I wish I could spend the rest of my life with those people, giving them the bread and wine that is Bread and Wine" (Paul Elie). In Pietro Spina "there emerges the features of a new kind of saint-revolutionary, rooted in concrete life and committed to building a new community among the poor" (Robert Ellsberg). A Story Press Book published in association with Story Magazine. First Edition: 'A-M.' Robert Ellsberg. All Saints: Daily Reflections on Saints, Prophets, and Witnesses for Our Time; Paul Elie. The Life You Save May be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage.

Price: $250.00

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