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The Resource The communist, Guido Morselli ; translated from the Italian by Frederika Randall ; introduction by Elizabeth McKenzie

The communist, Guido Morselli ; translated from the Italian by Frederika Randall ; introduction by Elizabeth McKenzie

Label
The communist
Title
The communist
Statement of responsibility
Guido Morselli ; translated from the Italian by Frederika Randall ; introduction by Elizabeth McKenzie
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"Walter Ferranini, a child of Italy's agricultural heartland, begins as an earnest autodidact who works as a labor organizer before being driven, under Mussolini, into exile in the United States, the belly of the capitalist beast. After World War II, he returns to Italy and enters parliament as a communist MP. Then Khrushchev's 1956 denunciation of Stalin's crimes leads to a crisis in Walter's life. He has come to question that most basic communist belief, that human life finds its fulfillment in labor, and he writes an article expressing his doubts. It is a scandal, as, in the eyes of the prudish party elders, is his new relationship with Nuccia, a journalist who is a married woman. Under these circumstances, Walter is invited for the first time to visit the Soviet Union, and there he finds himself bewildered beyond words. In The Communist, Guido Morselli portrays a man of conviction cast adrift with deep and compelling sympathy"--
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Summary
"A unique political coming of age story, now in English for the first time. An NYRB Classics Original. The Communist is the story of a life lived in the service of a faith and what happens when that faith is lost. Walter Ferranini, a child of Italy's agricultural heartland, begins as an earnest autodidact who works as a labor organizer before being driven, under Mussolini, into exile in the United States, the belly of the capitalist beast. After World War II, he returns to Italy and enters parliament as a communist MP. Then Khrushchev's 1956 denunciation of Stalin's crimes leads to a crisis in Walter's life. He has come to question that most basic communist belief, that human life finds its fulfillment in labor, and he writes an article expressinghis doubts. It is a scandal, as, in the eyes of the prudish party elders, is his new relationship with Nuccia, a journalist who is a married woman. Under these circumstances, Walter is invited for the first time to visit the Soviet Union, and there hefinds himself bewildered beyond words. In The Communist, Guido Morselli portrays a man of conviction cast adrift with deep and compelling sympathy"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10581802
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morselli, Guido
Dewey number
853/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Randall, Frederika
  • McKenzie, Elizabeth
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True
Series statement
New York Review Books Classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communists
  • Labor
  • Meaning (Psychology)
  • Belief and doubt
  • Italy
  • Soviet Union
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Belief and doubt
  • Communists
  • Labor
  • Meaning (Psychology)
  • Italy
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
Label
The communist, Guido Morselli ; translated from the Italian by Frederika Randall ; introduction by Elizabeth McKenzie
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Il comunista
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956626000
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xv, 324 pages
Isbn
9781681370781
Lccn
2016059772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027484964
System control number
(OCoLC)956626000
Label
The communist, Guido Morselli ; translated from the Italian by Frederika Randall ; introduction by Elizabeth McKenzie
Publication
Note
Translation of: Il comunista
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956626000
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xv, 324 pages
Isbn
9781681370781
Lccn
2016059772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027484964
System control number
(OCoLC)956626000

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