Book Review: The Cheese and The Worms

The Cheese and the Worms tells the story of an accused heretic in rural Italy, while also comprehensively depicting sixteenth-century culture and the rigid social and religious foundations in place. Author Carlo Ginzburg utilizes the peasant Menocchio’s life and eventual death to present a portrait of a “remote Friulian village” and to celebrate the extraordinaryContinue reading “Book Review: The Cheese and The Worms”