Silone, Ignazio, 1900-1978

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Pseudonym of Secondo Tranquilli; born in Pescina dei Marsi, Italy 1900, died in Geneva 1978; writer; secretary of the Abruzzi farm labourers' union in 1917; convicted for organizing antiwar demonstrations; joined the Partito Socialista Italiano (PSI) in 1918; leader in the Federazione Italiana Giovanile Socialista; editor of the Avanguardia Socialista; member of the Executive of the Communist Youth International; joined the Partito Comunista Italiano (PCI) in Livorno in 1921; PCI delegate at the Third Congress of the COMINTERN; editor of the weekly L'Avanguardia Rome and later of the daily Il Lavoratore Triest; erected with Antonio Gramsci a communist underground organization; forced into exile by the fascists' laws in 1927; fled to Switzerland in 1928, where he wrote his internationally most well-known books F̀ontamara' 1930 and P̀ane e Vina' 1937; left the PCI in 1931; joined the PSI in 1940 and directed it from Switzerland; in 1946 member of the Executive of the PSI; editor of the daily Avanti!; founded the Partito Socialista Unitario, but withdrew from politics when this party joined Giuseppe Saragat's Partito Socialista Democratico Italiano.

From the description of Archives 1942-1944 (-1954). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79845455

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Tamiment Library. Tamiment Library manuscript files collection relating to individuals and organizations associated with radicalism, the labor movement, and progressive social action in the United States, 1950-2001 (bulk 1910-1965). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Marino, Samuel J. Samuel J. Marino Collection. McNeese State University, Lether E. Frazar Memorial Library
referencedIn Llewellyn, Richard. Papers, 1939-1952 (bulk 1949-1952). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Max Shachtman Papers, 1917-1969 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Nicola Chiaromonte papers, 1921-1982 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Michael Josselson Papers TXRC98-A0., 1914-1991, (bulk 1960-1978) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Silone, Ignazio. Archives 1942-1944 (-1954).
creatorOf Josselson, Michael. Michael Josselson Papers, 1914-1991 (bulk 1960-1978). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Silone, Ignazio, 1900-1978. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1949. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Girolamo Valenti Papers, Bulk, 1930-1958, 1925-1977, (Bulk 1930-1958) Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, 1935-1965 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Adams, Elbridge L., 1866-. Collection of books from the library of William Faulkner. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Boris Souvarine papers, 1915-1984 (inclusive), 1940-1984 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Richard Llewellyn Papers TXRC97-A2., 1939-1952, (bulk 1949-1952) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Tamiment Library Manuscript Files, Bulk, 1910-1965, 1749-1988 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Dolci, Danilo. Danilo Dolci collection, 1958-1982 bulk 1958-1972. Boston University. School of Medicine
referencedIn Chiaromonte, Nicola. Nicola Chiaromonte papers, 1921-1982. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Papers, 1947-2001. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Mitcoff, Elena. Correspondence, with R. W. Cowden, 1938-1942. University of Michigan
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associatedWith Chiaromonte, Nicola. person
correspondedWith Dolci, Danilo. person
associatedWith Foley, Donald L. person
associatedWith Foley, Katharine person
associatedWith Josselson, Michael. person
associatedWith Josselson, Michael, 1908-1978 person
associatedWith Llewellyn, Richard person
associatedWith Llewellyn, Richard. person
associatedWith Marino, Samuel J. person
associatedWith Mitcoff, Elena. person
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Raditsa, Leo. person
associatedWith Shachtman, Max, 1903-1972 person
correspondedWith Souvarine, Boris. person
associatedWith Tamiment Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Valenti, Girolamo. person
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Birth 1900-05-01

Death 1978-08-22





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