Five years after the enormous editorial success of Don Camillo (1948), Giovannino Guareschi compiled another forty-nine Mondo piccolo tales in Don Camillo e il suo gregge (1953), the second anthology in the series. In 1963 Guareschi published Il compagno don Camillo [Comrade Don Camillo], and in 1969, a year after Guareschi’s death, the publishing firm Rizzoli released Don Camillo e i giovani d’oggi [Don Camillo Meets the Flower Children], an incomplete volume further elaborated and issued again in 1996 as Don Camillo e don Chichì [Don Camillo and Don Chichì].
Guareschi linked Don Camillo e il suo gregge to his first collection with an important preface, “Qui si spiega, in quattro parole, come sono nati don Camillo e Peppone e come continuano a vivere” [“Here, in Four Words, It
Citation: Perry, Alan. "Don Camillo e il suo gregge". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 October 2012 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=32042, accessed 08 December 2023.]