FIRST BOOK: PUBLISHED IN EXILE

Fontamara, Roman.

Zurich, Oprecht, 1933.

8vo, pp. 211 + 2 ll. advertisements; in the original cloth.

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The true first edition of Fontamara, Silone’s first book, published in German translation in Switzerland where Silone was in exile until 1945. The novel enjoyed remarkable popularity abroad, while being totally ignored in Italy. The Italian original was first published in Paris five months later by Nuove Edizioni Italiane; Fontamara was not published in Italy until 1947.

Gambetti-Vezzosi p. 444; Spaducci p. 274.

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