Severina (Silone)

Severina, or La speranza di suor Severina, is the last work of Italian writer Ignazio Silone, published posthumously in 1981.[1]

First edition (publ. Mondadori)

Silone began writing Severina in 1977 but died the following year before completing it. His widow, Darina, edited and finished the novella based on Silone's notes.[2] Severina was a bestseller in Italy.[2]


  1. ^ Elizabeth Leake The Reinvention of Ignazio Silone 2003 p.55 0802087671 " even the nun Severina (of the eponymous posthumous novel) have all been considered Silone's alter-ego .."
  2. ^ a b "An enduring faith in the power of the intellect". The Irish Times. 6 Sep 2003. Retrieved 7 August 2020.