The Little World of Don Camillo

The Little World of Don Camillo

Giovannino Guareschi / Aug 03, 2020
The Little World of Don Camillo Originally published New York Pellegrini Cudahy
  • Title: The Little World of Don Camillo
  • Author: Giovannino Guareschi
  • ISBN: 9780891902157
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Originally published New York Pellegrini Cudahy, 1950.
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      • Giovannino Guareschi

        He was a journalist, writer, humorist Along with Giovanni Mosca and Giaci Mondaini he founded the humorous magazine Candido He was well know because of the Don Camillo series based on the stories about the two main characters Don Camillo, the priest and Peppone, the communist Mayor.


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    1. Don Camillo Mondo piccolo The Little World of Don Camillo Don Camillo 1 , Giovannino GuareschiDon Camillo is a character created by the Italian writer and journalist Giovannino Guareschi, whose name, and some of his character, is based on an actual Roman Catholic priest, World War II partisan and detainee at the concentration camps of Dachau and Mauthausen, named Don Camillo Valota 1912 1998 Guareschi was also inspired by Don Alessandro Parenti, a priest of Trepalle, near the Swiss border The fi [...]


    2. Che dire Una piccola chicca.Don Camillo e Peppone interpretati dai meravigliosi Fernandel e Cervi sono o dovrebbero essere una specie di monumento nazionale, di cui non ho compreso il reale significato fin a quando non sono stata un po pi cresciutella Perch Mondo Piccolo Don Camillo non solo la storia di un amicizia tra un prete da battaglia e un compagno comunista, ma la storia di un pezzetto d Italia.Di episodio in episodio si compone una piccola cittadina, compaiono i suoi abitanti, le sue fi [...]



    3. I want to say charming , but there is 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.The 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 One mild par [...]


    4. Letto, riletto e riletto ancora Ogni tanto sentire l esigenza, e rileggerlo nuovamente Dapprima nell edizione originale a casa dei miei, quando ero ragazzo, poi in quella da me acquistata nel 91 Polverizzate le diatribe politiche e le ideologie, restano le storie di un umanit senza Pc, senza cellulare, senza Suv, n Sky, n viaggi esotici in comitiva Storie con cui ristorare l anima di semplicit e senso perduti.


    5. Un poetico ed esilarante spaccato di un piccolo pezzo d Italia del dopoguerra, un grande classico da leggere e rileggere.Si ride parecchio e si piange pure alla morte della vecchia maestra Cristina una lacrimuccia mi scappata , ci si appassiona alle vicende del paesello come nessuna soap opera moderna potr mai fare e ci mancherebbe , e chi come me cresciuto con i film di Fernandel e Cervi non potr fare a meno di leggere i dialoghi tra parroco e sindaco con le voci dei due attori nella testa.Uno [...]



    6. Poesia, solo poesia Vero capolavoro di delicatezza, umorismo e senso della misura, questa prima raccolta di racconti con Peppone e Don Camillo come protagonisti antagonisti, conserva intatti nel tempo la sua freschezza e il suo valore di onest intellettuale.Capace di divertire, come di commuovere e suscitare concreti spunti di riflessione a livello morale, Guareschi in patria stato a lungo sottovalutato e molto semplicisticamente considerato uno scrittore popolare nel senso pi deteriore del term [...]


    7. Un anno di cronache inventate ma molto pi verosimili di quelle vere basta fermarsi sulla strada a guardare una casa colonica affogata in mezzo al granturco e alla canapa, e subito nasce una storia pag 9 Per sono arrivata all ultima pagina e ho provato una grande delusione.Non me l aspettavo era finito troppo presto Avrei voluto rimanere ancora in compagnia di Peppone e don Camillo, con quella voce bonaria del Cristo in sottofondo, in quella fettaccia di terra tra il fiume e il monte, dove posson [...]


    8. The stories of Don Camillo, the cantankerous but beloved priest, and his sidekick, Communist mayor Peppone, continue to make me laugh every time I read them Their Cold War adventures, mishaps, arguments, and reconciliations have a timeless quality To appreciate the true genius of author Guareschi, delve deeper into the latent spiritual meaning that many of his stories contain but don t get bogged down in the scholarly search for the meaning of life Don Camillo tales allow us to appreciate a sacr [...]


    9. In an age of overly complex plots, multiple story lines, stream of consciousness prose, dozens of characters, globetrotting characters, worldwide implications it is great to enjoy a book like this All of the events take place in a small Italian town, with virtually no plot implications beyond the town and its inhabitants These include main characters Don Camillo, the Catholic Priest and Peppone, the mayor and communist party leader Guareschi s short tales center on disagreements between the poli [...]


    10. You would be hard pressed to find a charming book anywhere than this set of short stories.Set in a small Italian village soon after World War II, we see the priest Don Camillo repeatedly come up against his sworn enemy Peppone Peppone is an atheist who is the head of the local Communist party and, therefore, against Christianity Both are hotheads who are inclined to solve problems with their fists and the occasional Tommy gun before turning to peaceful measures One soon learns that both men qu [...]


    11. Il Mondo piccolo di Guareschi non finisce mai di stupire, incantare, divertire e commuovere un mondo piccolo perch circoscritto ad una limitata zona rurale della pianura padana nel dopoguerra e perch popolato da gente modesta, di paese e di campagna, con le sue piccole storie e i suoi problemi quotidiani La semplicit dei fatti narrati e del linguaggio, tuttavia, non deve trarre in inganno facendo magari presumere ingenuit nell autore o futilit dei temi trattati Questi anonimi personaggi, del tut [...]


    12. Ho comprato questo libro sull entusiasmo di un utente su aNobii, ma chiss perch , non mi ero mai decisa a leggerlo Forse pensavo si rivelasse una lettura pesante e diciamolo, parecchio datata visto che stato scritto nel 1949 Quanto mi sbagliavo L ho divorato e ora che finito, mi mancano terribilmente Don Camillo, i suoi dialoghi con Cristo, Peppone e le loro folli avventureMi ha fatto troppo ridere Don Camillo e Peppone sono due personaggi magistrali passano il loro tempo a infastidirsi a vicend [...]


    13. Sapevo che con Don Camillo e Peppone avrei riso, ma non pensavo di ridere cos tanto Ho addirittura esitato perch volevo dargli cinque stelle, ma mi sono trattenuta perch , per quanto sia un capolavoro dell umorismo, ci sono libri ben pi belli che meritano le cinque stelline.Si tratta di piccole e brevi storie che possono essere lette alternativamente come un romanzo unico o come tanti brevi racconti, sebbene io preferisca quest ultima opzione Ma non si pu passare tanto tempo fra un racconto e l [...]


    14. Poich l autore me ne ha gentilmente dato il permesso, riporto qui la recensione che ScaP ha scritto del libro Parole migliori non credo esistano per commentarlo.Letto, riletto e riletto ancora Ogni tanto sentire l esigenza, e rileggerlo nuovamente Dapprima nell edizione originale a casa dei miei, quando ero ragazzo, poi in quella da me acquistata nel 91 Polverizzate le diatribe politiche e le ideologie, restano le storie di un umanit senza Pc, senza cellulare, senza Suv, n Sky, n viaggi esotici [...]


    15. this review first appeared on intraspace this is a classic work of italian fiction from the post war period don camillo is a catholic priest who goes head to head with the communist mayor, peppone both characters are rogues who try to outsmart each other for the benefit of the church and the communist partye book has great humour and is really a rather cunning insight into human nature don camillo has constant conversations with God, and these also provide some interesting insightsis seems to be [...]


    16. A short, simple series of stories that are surprisingly insightful and deep, while staying very clearly within the rules set out 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 warmth and the mud, and most of all, feel what the [...]


    17. The priest can make a mistake in saying Mass, Don Camillo why do you deny that others can make a mistake and yet be in good faith Errors happen in most circumstances, but not in sport When the ball is actually there Binella the clockmaker is a scoundrel Our priest in a post war Italian village has tried to bribe Binella the communist mayor outbid him Christ then speaks with Don Camillo, and teaches him another valuable lesson.By this point, you are either sold on this book, or you ll pass I was [...]


    18. So funny I just kept laughing yet also found so much spiritual wisdom in this book This was on my to read list for awhile Now it is on my read again list.


    19. AN ODD COUPLE IN POST WAR ITALYThis little charmer will delight adult kids of all sacred and secular persuasions Christian, Communist, Atheist, Liberals, Radicals, Socialists you name it For all the unbelievable events and emotional confrontations take place in a little world of its own the land between the Po River valley and the Apennine Mountains of Italy, some years after WW2 In a land of extreme heat tempers flare all too easily suspicions are quickly engendered and creative revenge is casu [...]


    20. I was introduced to the wonderful Don Camillo series years ago by a much older cousin, to whom I will be eternally indebted Because Don Camillo, the hot headed, unconventional Catholic priest of Giovanni Guareschi s books, is a delightful character and each book is, in itself, a gem Not so much for brilliant storytelling, but for Guareschi s wit, the quiet wisdom of the stories, and a set of characters that have universal appeal It is just after the Second World War In a little village in Northe [...]


    21. 3.5 My friend Lainie recommended this book to me and said that it was really funny It was amusing, but had a weird sense of humor Don Camillo is a priest in a town in Italy The story takes place during a time where Communism was very big and created many problems Peppone was the Communist leader, and the whole book was a battle of wits between Don Camillo and Peppone Their banter was amusing, and I enjoyed seeing how they tried to hide their good side from each other In addition, Don Camillo wou [...]


    22. Why, oh, why is this wonderful story out of print I know that Italy has moved on from its post war church versus commmunism struggles, but this little story is a classic.Both Peppone and Don Camillo are such lovable human and fallible characters, each fighting for what he believes in while still loving the small town and its people and grudgingly liking and respecting each other Each little episode is hilarious and definitely leaves you smiling warmly.The Christ who advises and admonishes Don Ca [...]


    23. Bought this book at a tag sale last year because it was such an interesting little paperback book Copyright 1950 and the 1961 edition sold for 50 cents The pages were yellow but the book was in good condition and it had an illustration at the beginning of each chapter done by the author At first I thought it was a little crazy but the I read the I liked it Reading an Italian author after visiting Italy so recently was very enjoyable and fun even if it was over sixty years old The two main char [...]


    24. Delightful and humorous But my guess is that a lot of the charm of this book is lost by translating it into English italian swearing is soooo much impressive and entertaining This book is an exchange of blows between Don Camillo the priest and Peppone the communist town major of a remote little italian village It portrays the struggles between religion and communism in a way that is not offensive to either side At the same time, it describes in a charming way how even the worst enemies can over [...]


    25. I haven t read this book for many, many years and I was surprised to find that it actually is a lot serious than its reputation Also it is outdated in many ways since the political scene of rural Italy has changed quite a bit over the years, making it a bit hard to figure out the different parties and their allies 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.


    26. Guareschi uno dei miei amori d infanzia e della prima giovinezza Le sue storie semplici e fresche continuano tutt ora a incantarmi Non grande letteratura, ma narrazioni di un mondo in cui ci si odia ma mai completamente, ci si picchia ma si resta amici e tutto veniva risolto comunque col buonsenso.


    27. This book knocked the wind out of me I was reading along and enjoying the comically touching stories of Don Camillo the priest and his worthy adversary, the Communist mayor Peppone And then suddenly the story just deepened I feel like I need to step back and let it sink in A really deft mix of poignancy and humor.


    28. Guareschi il grande inventore di Don Camillo Questo libro raccoglie quasi tutte le avventure del simpatico prete di campagna, che combatte simpaticamente a colpi di schiaffi e fucilate col sindaco del paese, Peppone il comunista Lo consiglio a chi ama l ironia, la risata fresca e semplice Davvero inimitabile


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