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The Complete Little World of Don Camillo

Stories that make me laugh and cry. Don Camillo hastily put on the leather harness with the support for the foot of the cross, lifted the enormous crucifix from the altar and adjusted it in the socket. Guarescni first chapter of the edition I read was a brief autobiography by the author, putting things in context but only for those with enough history or who were there at the time to read between the lines to realize how hair-raising it all must have been.

But what I really like about these stories was the atmosphere – lost in the sleepy Italian countryside, post-war, every tale takes you there and immerses you in the sunshine and the warm nights, till you can hear the people in distant fields and the markets, and even hear the silences, smell the grass and dust, feel the giareschi and the mud, and most of all, feel what t A short, simple series of stories that are surprisingly insightful and deep, while staying very clearly within the rules set out.

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Mar 25, Silvia rated it liked it. Lists with This Book. It was also great to meet again my favourite character Smilzo. The characters are incredibly human and very easy to empathise with. Still I’ll give it four stars for its very special atmosphere and humour, showing how the next best thing to a best friend is a best enemy.


He is best known for his Don Camillo books. REVIEWS ‘Written with such warmth and simplicity, so concerned with the trivialities of everyday life and giving us so shrewd a glimpse into the minds of the people.

After it came out, the author tells us that “I received so many letters from my two dozen subscribers that I wrote a second story about the big priest and a big red mayor of the village in the Po River Valley I was introduced to Don Camillo many years ago at school and delighted to find this new edition. The fictional Don Camillo is one of two main protagonists of Guareschi’s short stories, the other being the communist mayor of the town, Peppone. Guareschi created a second series of novels about a similar character, Don Candido, Archbishop of Trebilie or Trebiglie, literally “three marble balls” or “three billiard balls”.

Reading stories of Don Camillo is to travel to the Valley of the River Po, Italy’s widest and most fertile plain, with its unique atmosphere, culture and natural history.

Reading the stories in this light adds to the fun. Light exists even in a world of the blind.

Similar in appearance and temperament tommy-gun toting, cigar smoking, fists of iron, the back of an ox and the pigheadedness of a mule two rival combatants argue, connive and usually appear publicly at loggerheads. Both love their town, but fight madly over what the best path to its gusreschi might be. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There, between the Po and the Apennines, the climate is always the same – the landscape never changes and, in country like this, you can stop along any road for a moment camjlo look at a farmhouse sitting in the midst guraeschi maize and hemp and immediately a story is born It is only occasionally that Camillo has to act as a detective, as when he comes across a young man whom he distinctly remembers as having buried during the war.

He had his fatal heart attack in And the danger comes not from God but from the priests.

Creation of character Don Camillo ; La rabbia ; Anti-communist cartoons. The World of Don Camillo[4] to coincide with the television adaptation:. Finally Don Camillo is persuaded to put their case, but Renzo still refuses to agree: As he himself explained, his parents wished him to be a naval engineer: Binella the clock-maker is a scoundrel Ci si commuove, ma si ride anche molto in questo libro: Hardcoverpages.


Because then the Dynamos would have done the beating up, and you would have been powerless to stop them.

It is peopled with some utterly memorable characters: By his health had deteriorated and he began to spend time in Switzerland for health reasons. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Two hundred men had collected and stood silently across it with folded arms. Their banter was amusing, and I enjoyed seeing how they tried to hide their good side guarechi each other. The stories of Don Camillo, the cantankerous but beloved priest, and his sidekick, Communist mayor Camillo, continue to make me laugh every time I read them.

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The World of Don Camillo does not contain all the stories contained in the individual books. One mild paragraph described how he was drafted into the Italian army for criticizing the Fascists just in time to be taken prisoner by the Germans when the Italian war effort vamilo, and mentions aside that because he refused to work for the Germans was sent to a prison camp in Poland instead The comedy was produced from to by the now defunct Coestrellas company and produced and directed by Daniel Samper Pizano and Bernando Romero Pereiro.

Boscaccio has a communist This tragicomical stories, often politically or socially charged, mostly situated in a fictional village on the Po called Boscaccio, in the period immediately after World War II, paint a clear picture of the post-war Italy.