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These were French-Italian coproductions and were simultaneously released in both languages. Peppone pulled off his hat, and Don Camillo marched solemnly through two rows of Peppone’s men. When Italy signed the armistice with Allied powers inhe was arrested as Italian military internee and imprisoned in camps in German-occupied Poland including Stalag X-B near Sandbostel for almost two years alongside other Italian soldiers.

Comrade Don Camillo

He wants to realise the communist ideals, and the Roman Catholic priest Don Camillo is desperately trying to prevent this.

Because, to see a team like mine, who could easily swallow and digest a couple of thousand Dynamos, to see them beaten 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”. Peppone the I was first introduced to Don Camillo in my teens so it was an absolute delight to read him again. Dec 11, Madhulika Liddle rated it it was amazing.

One soon learns that You would be hard pressed to find a more charming book anywhere than this set of short stories. In spite of this both men remain humane and capable of working together in an emergency, putting political differences aside. He was well know because of the “Don Camillo” series based on the stories about the two main characters: Writer, journalist, caricaturist, humorist, movie director.

His father had a heavy black moustache under his nose; Giovanni grew one just like it. Come the s, Camillo has little time or patience for the follies of modern youth, such as those of his niece, the dreadful Flora, about whom he has one of his regular chats with the figure of Christ on his big cross: His books are mostly out of print but used copies can be found.


Surprised how much I like these stories that are centered around villagers in post war Italy. Co- director with Pier Paolo Pasolini. As somebody once said, ‘Though they have eyes, yet they cannot see’.

Indeed, my favourite set of stories was the “Comrade Don Camillo” book of stories, as Don Camillo inveigles guaresch way onto a sightseeing trip around Soviet Russia, organised by the communist party in Italy. Conflict marked Giovanni’s life. Determined not to miss a God-sent opportunity to throw a spanner caimlo the works, Don Camillo skilfully inveigles himself into the group, and to Peppone’s dismay he becomes life and soul of the Party.

Giovannino Oliviero Giuseppe Guareschi Italian: Bought this book at a tag sale last year because it was such an interesting little paperback book.

The Complete Little World of Don Camillo by Giovannino Guareschi

The following five were compiled into a larger book published in The pages were yellow but the book was in good condition and it had an illustration at the beginning of guarschi chapter done by the author.

Don Camillo set out on the return camolo and when he reached the doorway of the church and turned around so that Christ might bestow a final blessing upon the distant river, he found standing before him: Your men had twenty-two legs and yuareschi had the Dynamos, Don Camillo, and all legs are equal.

This is a great book. A great book for dipping into now and again. But, as at national level, relations between its people – normally pleasant, hospitable, generous, and with a high sense of humour – have become polarised by politics.

And it’s a bad feeling” In front of them stood Peppone, his hands on his hips.

Now it is on my read again list. Haven’t I a right to be mad? But my guess is that a lot of the charm of this book is lost by translating it into English In one episode the local Communists are incensed at the announcement that the small Italian Liberal Party has scheduled an elections rally in their town, and mobilize in force to break it up — only to discover virtually no local Liberals have turned up; the Liberal speaker, a middle-aged professor, speaks to a predominantly Communist audience and wins its grudging respect by his courage and determination.

They always understand and respect each other when one is in danger, when a flood devastates the town, when death takes a loved one, and in many other situations in which the two “political enemies” show their mutual respect for one another and fight side by side for the same ideals even if they are each conditioned by their individual public roles in society. As he tells Peppone, who has just bought a mismatching but expensive pair of Russian socks: I make no threats; I merely remind you that the honour of the parish is in your hands.


Comrade Don Camillo by Giovanni Guareschi

Trivia About The Complete Litt View all 5 comments. Dapprima nell’edizione originale a casa dei miei, quando ero ragazzo, poi in quella da me acquistata nel ‘ One I want to say “charming”, but there is more going on than that in this cailo of short stories centering on the priest of a small, post-WWII north Italian village and his mostly comic assorted tribulations with local people and politics.

After the war, Guareschi returned to Italy and founded a monarchist weekly satirical magazine, Guareschj in In he was drafted into the Italian army and became an artillery officer.

Lists with This Book. It is just xamilo the Second World War. I want to say “charming”, but there is more going on than that in this collection of short stories centering on the priest of a small, post-WWII north Italian village and his mostly comic assorted tribulations with local people and politics. I was definitely sold! And these stories focus on Don Camillo, the fon of a small town in the valley of the river Po, and Peppone, the leader of the local communist party.

Ci si commuove, ma si ride anche molto cami,o questo libro: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In Camill ceased publication, and the next year Guareschi had his first heart attack. You will not be surprised that Christ watches the goings-on from a big cross in the village church and not infrequently talks, and that one man beats the other over the head – but fairly, that is, without hatred – and that in the end the two enemies find they agree about essentials His father wanted him to become a naval engineer.

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