Winter 1943 • Vol. V No. 1 Book ReviewsJanuary 1, 1943 |

Silone’s Limbo

The Seed Beneath The Snow by Ignazio Silone. Translated from the Italian by Frances Frenaye. Harpers. $2.75. By comparison with the inclusive consciousness which Silone has brought to anti-fascist literature, other writers seem to have enlisted only half their faculties. They have come to the struggle; but Silone, as a writer, was created by it. Neither styles in ideas, nor an intellectual's horror at book burning, nor any willed sympathy with the masses, accounted for his concern with fascism. It sprang from a perfectly instinctive identification with the sufferings of his fellow Italians under the new regime. Such folk sympathies are often claimed for writers; to really possess them, to possess them to the extent that one is ready to die in their name, is to possess a kind of genius. The genius of Silone is of this indubitable and almost fatal order. His Italianism, in which are embraced so many facets and so many historic levels of Italian experience, includes also a memory o

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