Jovine, Francesco

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.

WORKS

In Russian translation:
Zemli Sakramento. Moscow, 1955.

REFERENCE

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