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ISBN: 081016034X
Author: John Shepley,Mario Rigoni Stern
Language: English
Publisher: The Marlboro Press/Northwestern University Press (June 25, 1998)
Pages: 105
Category: World Literature
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 118
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But his novel The Story of Tönle is a miracle of narrative concision. Stern recounts Tonle's story as if the hero had been a grandfather or neighbor; through descriptions of Tonle's shepherd lore, humble hearth and peasant wisdom, Stern tries to capture the vanishing customs of his native people. With the advent of WWI, which brings to the mountains such devastation as the battle of Mount Ortigara, "everything was topsy-turvy," and the country Tonle once knew is blown apart forever.

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Having run afoul of revenue agents, Tonle must seek refuge beyond the frontier in Central Europe, where year after year he survives by doing odd jobs and working as an itinerant print peddler, a horse trainer, and a gardener. Translated by.

Mario Rigoni Stern, John Shepley. Having run afoul of a patrol of revenue agents, Tonle must seek refuge beyond the frontier in Central Europe. But every winter he returns secretly to his home and family, until finally a pardon is granted.

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Having run afoul of revenue agents, Tönle must seek refuge beyond the frontier in Central Europe, where year after year he survives by doing odd jobs and working as an itinerant print peddler, a horse trainer, and a gardener.

Mario Rigoni Stern (1 November 1921 – 16 June 2008) was an Italian author and World War II veteran. His first novel Il sergente nella neve, published in 1953 (and the following year in English as The Sergeant in the Snow), draws on his own experience as a sergeant major in the Alpini corps during the disastrous retreat from Russia in World War II. It is his only work to be translated into English and Spanish.

Italian author whose wartime memoir was a bestseller

Italian author whose wartime memoir was a bestseller. Perhaps his most admired book after The Sergeant in the Snow was The Story of Tonle (1978), about a peasant-smuggler of the mountains, who lived between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the first world war. Tonle was a simple shepherd who couldn't avoid getting caught up in the outside events of the new century leading up to the war. Rigoni described vividly this world where no one had a distinctive nationality and citizens were obliged to struggle to preserve their identity.

Mario Rigoni Stern, one of the most underrated of contemporary Italian authors, was fortunate to see the end of the . His best-loved book, Storia di Tönle (1978; The Story of Tönle, 1998), a novella, was fraught with Cimbro dialogue (Tönle means "Little Tony" in Cimbro).

Mario Rigoni Stern, one of the most underrated of contemporary Italian authors, was fortunate to see the end of the Second World Wa. The book, which concerned an Asiago-born Jack-of-all-trades in Central Europe, won the 1979 Campiello literary prize for fiction. Typically, Rigoni Stern escaped the prize-giving in Venice to drink champagne with Primo Levi in the Café Florian, where the orchestra struck up a sentimental ballad in his honour.

Mario Rigoni Stern was barely twenty-one - and already a battle veteran - at the time .

This narrative, together with his vel The Story of Tonle and several other works, paints a broad fresco of Italy's history in this century, chronicling social and political change so radical and profound that it has touched even those in such secluded provincial communities as that which Rigoni Stern has so masterfully described.

Tönle Bintarn's story takes place in the Veneto region, which once bordered the Austro-Hungarian Empire and where smuggling provided a means of subsistence to the peasants. Having run afoul of revenue agents, Tönle must seek refuge beyond the frontier in Central Europe, where year after year he survives by doing odd jobs and working as an itinerant print peddler, a horse trainer, and a gardener. When he is pardoned he returns home for good to find his children are grown and nothing remains for him but to tend his sheep, while around him Europe spins toward the catastrophe of the Great War--the conflict that will destroy Veneto's unique way of life.

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