Fontamara - by Ignazio Silone
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In this universe natural disasters and injustices are passively accepted, and that's why in the foreword to claim the right to water is defined as "a strange thing". For the simple, religious minds of many peasants, the idea of changing the course of a river is considered a sin against God, because it means to change nature as He created it.
- "Fontamara" è stato il mio primo romanzo, e lo scrissi all'inizio del mio esilio in Svizzera.
- "Fontamara" was my first novel, and I wrote it at the beginning of my exile in Switzerland.