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a masterpiece at a bargain-basement price

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Aug 13, 2008

 The Red Horse, by Eugenio Corti, is one of my all-time favorite novels. Based on historical events, and written on an epic scale, this book provides a fresh, penetrating insight into the Italian experience of World War II. Corti shows how a traditional Catholic culture was battered first by fascism, then by war, and finally by Eurocommunism. 

This is not a light read. It's a masterpiece. I don't think it's unfair to compare The Red Horse with The Gulag Archipelago or even War and Peace

It's comparable in length, too. The book runs about 1,000 pages. 

So I was jolted to see that my old friends at Ignatius Press, the American publisher, are offering The Red Horse on sale  for the ridiculously low price of just $5. At that price you can't afford not to buy it. 


Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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