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Hallamore Caesar, Ann

Modern Italian Literature

€ 90.15

This authoritative and vividly written book brings readers into the heart of Italian literary culture from the 1690s to the present, establishing the continuities as well as the discontinuities of the Italian literary tradition.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Preface and acknowledgements vii
Introduction: an overview of modern Italian literature 1(12)
PART I The Long Eighteenth Century (1690-1815)
Cross-currents of modernity
13(15)
This is Arcadia
13(8)
New states, new thinkers
21(7)
Enlightenment and the public arena
28(17)
Journalism, theatre and the book trade in Venice
28(6)
Enlightenment and reform from Naples to Milan
34(11)
Literature and revolution
45(22)
Italy and France
45(6)
Alfieri: life and drama
51(7)
Foscolo: between classicism and romanticism
58(9)
PART II Literature and Unification (1816-1900)
Romantic Italy
67(20)
Milan 1816
67(5)
Florence 1827
72(5)
Leopardi: the challenge of poetry
77(10)
Writing the nation
87(26)
Manzoni: the responsibility of the writer
87(5)
History and fiction
92(7)
Literature and the people
99(7)
Memory, monuments and the national past
106(7)
Making the nation
113(22)
The literary culture of Unification
113(6)
The artist as observer: verismo and the social
119(5)
Domesticity and the literary market
124(11)
PART III From Modernism to the Market (1900 to the Present)
Modernism and the crisis of the literary subject
135(24)
The search for identity
135(8)
War, technology and the arts
143(7)
Narratives of selfhood: the subjective turn in fiction
150(9)
Literature, Fascism and anti-Fascism
159(29)
Writing and the regime
159(6)
The social condition of intellectuals
165(5)
Testing the limits of the novel
170(10)
Resistance, Reconstruction and neo-realism
180(8)
From the avant-garde to the market-place
188(27)
The last avant-garde?
188(7)
The widening of culture
195(7)
A minimalist postmodernism: the poetics of attention
202(7)
Epilogue: a weekend in April
209(6)
References 215(5)
Further reading 220(3)
Index 223
Extra informatie: 
Hardback
248 pagina's
Januari 2007
476 gram
229 x 152 x 25 mm
Polity Press us

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