Jovine, Francesco

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Jovine, Francesco


Born Oct. 9, 1902, in Guardialfiera, in the province of Campobasso; died Apr. 30, 1950, in Rome. Italian writer.

Jovine participated in the Italian resistance movement during World War II (1939^5). In the collection of satirical short stories Empire in the Provinces (1945), he unmasks fascist demagogy. Jovine’s best work is the novel Lands of Sacramento (1950), in which he describes the struggle of the Italian peasantry for land during fascism’s accession to power in the 1920’s. An outstanding phenomenon of neorealist literature, Jovine’s novel influenced the development of that literature.


In Russian translation:
Zemli Sakramento. Moscow, 1955.


Potapova, Z. M. Neorealizm v Ital’ianskoi literature. Moscow, 1961.
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