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Ignazio Silone

Ignazio SiloneAKA Secondo Tranquilli

Born: 1-May-1900
Birthplace: Pescina dei Marsi, Italy
Died: 22-Aug-1978
Location of death: Geneva, Switzerland
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Novelist, Spy

Nationality: Italy
Executive summary: Anti-Fascist novelist, Pro-Fascist informant

Informant for the Italian secret police, 1919-30.

Father: (d. 1911)
Mother: (d. 1915 in the Avezzano earthquake)
Brother: Romolo Tranquilli (d. beaten by fascisti)

    Communist Party Italy (1921-30, expelled)

Author of books:
Fontamara (1931)
Vino E Pane (1937, Bread and Wine)
La scuola dei dittatori (1938, The School for Dictators)
The Living Thoughts of Mazzini (1939)
Il seme sotto la neve (1940, The Seed Beneath the Snow)
The God That Failed (1949)
Una manciata di more (1952, A Handful of Blackberries)
Il segreto di Luca (1956, The Secret of Luca)
Uscita di sicurezza (1965, Emergency Exit)

Wrote plays:
L'avventura d'un povero cristiano (1968)


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