A Need to Testify: Portraits of Lauro de Bosis, Ruth Draper, Gaetano Salvemini, Ignazio Silone and an Essay on Biography by Iris Origo - PDF and EPUB eBook

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A Need to Testify continues Iris Origo's tradition of biography characterized by learning, tempered with modesty,...

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A Need to Testify: Portraits of Lauro de Bosis, Ruth Draper, Gaetano Salvemini, Ignazio Silone and an Essay on Biography
Book author
Iris Origo
Book edition
Hardcover
Number of pages
274 pages
Language
English
Published
January 1st 1984 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
File size (in PDF)
1096 kB
A Need to Testify: Portraits of Lauro de Bosis, Ruth Draper, Gaetano Salvemini, Ignazio Silone and an Essay on Biography

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A Need to Testify continues Iris Origo's tradition of biography characterized by learning, tempered with modesty, enthusiasm, and participation in the lives of her fellow human beings. In this case, she writes about four antifascists, friends of Origo's and each other, in pre-World War II Italy, who worked tirelessly for the end of Mussolini and his government. Italian writers Lauro de Bosis, Gaetano Salvemini, and Ignazio Silone were joined by American monologist Ruth Draper in working to undermine the government.

Origo, whose sympathies went out to Italy and its people, paints a warm portrait of each character and his or her struggle - in one case, to the death - against the opposition.