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Biography[ edit ] Early life and career[ edit ] Silone was born in a rural family, in the town of Pescina in the Abruzzo region. His father, Paolo Tranquilli, died in and in the Avezzano earthquake , he lost many of his family members, including his mother, Marianna Delli Quadri.

He left his hometown and finished high school. Silone left Italy in on a mission to the Soviet Union and settled in Switzerland in While there, he declared his opposition to Joseph Stalin and the leadership of Comintern ; consequently, he was expelled from the PCI. He suffered from tuberculosis and severe clinical depression and spent nearly a year in Swiss clinics; in Switzerland, Aline Valangin helped and played host to him and other migrants. As he recovered, Silone began writing his first novel, Fontamara , published in German translation in The English edition, first published by Penguin Books in September , went through frequent reprintings during the s, with the events of the Spanish Civil War and the escalation towards the outbreak of World War II increasing attention for its subject material.

Silone returned to Italy only in , and two years later he was elected as a PSI deputy. In , with the discovery that the journal received secret funds from the United States Central Intelligence Agency , Silone resigned and devoted all his energies to the writing of novels and autobiographical essays.

In , he was the recipient of the prestigious Prix mondial Cino Del Duca. In the s, Italian historians Dario Biocca and Mauro Canali found documents which implicated that Silone acted as an informant for the Fascist police from until It is believed that the reason he broke from the Fascist police is because of the torture the police inflicted upon his brother.

Silone, i comunisti e la polizia. He died in Geneva , Switzerland in

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Silone became one of its covert leaders during the rule of the National Fascist Party. Why did he confess he was a Communist? Why did he affirm his confession before the judge of a special tribunal which used his confession to condemn him to 12 years in prison? He wrote to me: "I have tried to act as I thought you would have in my place". Romolo died in prison in as a result of the severe beatings he received.

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