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  • The Figino, or On the Purpose of Painting

    The Figino, or On the Purpose of Painting

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802084460

    Of the many treatises written in Italy during the Counter-Reformation, none is more illustrative of the intellectual fermentation of the period than Comanini's work on the purpose of painting, Il Figino overo del fine della Pittura (1591). Although…

  • The Figino, or On the Purpose of Painting

    The Figino, or On the Purpose of Painting

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802035745

    Of the many treatises written in Italy during the Counter-Reformation, none is more illustrative of the intellectual fermentation of the period than Comanini's work on the purpose of painting, Il Figino overo del fine della Pittura (1591). Although…

  • Boccaccio's Naked Muse

    Boccaccio's Naked Muse
    av Tobias Foster Gittes

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802092045

    Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) experimented with such a wide variety of genres that critics have tended to focus more on the differences among his works than on their underlying similarities. However, a more comprehensive examination of his corpus r…

  • The Art of Objects

    The Art of Objects
    av Luca Cottini

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781487502836

    The Art of Objects is a cultural history of early Italian industrialism, set against the political, social, and intellectual background of post-unification Italy, and a cutting-edge investigation of the formation of Italy's industrial culture at the…

  • Writing Beloveds

    Writing Beloveds
    av Aileen Feng

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781487500771

    Covering a period from the late-fourteenth to mid-sixteenth century, Aileen A. Feng's engagingly written work identifies and analyzes a Latin humanist precursor to the poetic movement known as Renaissance Petrarchism. Though Petrachism is usually re…

  • Broken Time, Fragmented Space

    Broken Time, Fragmented Space
    av Anna Maria Torriglia

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802036049

    Broken Time, Fragmented Space: A Cultural Map for Post-war Italy examines how the artists and intellectuals of post-war Italy dealt with the 'shameful' heritage of their fascist upbringing and education by trying to craft a new cultural identity for…

  • Speaking Spirits

    Speaking Spirits
    av Sherry Roush

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781442650404

    In classical and early modern rhetoric, to write or speak using the voice of a dead individual is known as eidolopoeia. Whether through ghost stories, journeys to another world, or dream visions, Renaissance writers frequently used this rhetorical d…

  • Jews and Magic in Medici Florence

    Jews and Magic in Medici Florence
    av Edward L. Goldberg

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781442613331

    In the seventeenth century, Florence was the splendid capital of the Medici Grand Dukedom of Tuscany. Meanwhile, the Jews in its tiny Ghetto struggled to earn a living by any possible means, especially loan-sharking, rag-picking and second-hand deal…

  • Dante's Tenzone with Forese Donati

    Dante's Tenzone with Forese Donati
    av Fabian Alfie

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781442642232

    'And by now, mind, it's too late to redeem your debts by giving up guzzling.' Dante's poetic correspondence (or tenzone) with Forese Donati, a relative of his wife, was rife with crude insults: the two men derided one another on topics ranging from…

  • The Novel as Investigation

    The Novel as Investigation
    av JoAnn Cannon

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802091147

    Detective fiction is a universally popular genre; stories about the investigation of a crime by a detective are published all over the world and in hundreds of languages. Detective fiction provides more than entertainment, however; it often has a gr…

  • Italo Calvino and the Compass of Literature

    Italo Calvino and the Compass of Literature
    av Eugenio Bolongaro

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802087638

    Looking at five of Italo Calvino's often neglected early novels: The Young People of Po, The Cloven Viscount, The Baron in the Trees, The Non-Existent Knight, and The Watcher, Eugenio Bolongaro argues that these works, written between 1948 and 1963,…

  • Andreas and the Ambiguity of Courtly Love

    Andreas and the Ambiguity of Courtly Love
    av Paolo Cherchi

    Inbunden - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802005779

    A resolution to the vexed problem whether a troubadour's love is erotic or spiritual is offered by Paolo Cherchi through a new reading of Andreas Capellanus' De Amore (written around 1186-1196). He suggests that Andreas, using a rhetorical strategy…

  • Dante, Cinema, and Television

    Dante, Cinema, and Television

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802088277

    The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is one of the seminal works of western literature. Its impact on modern culture has been enormous, nourishing a plethora of twentieth century authors from Joyce and Borges to Kenzaburo Oe. Although Da…

  • Dante, Cinema, and Television

    Dante, Cinema, and Television

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802086013

    The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is one of the seminal works of western literature. Its impact on modern culture has been enormous, nourishing a plethora of twentieth century authors from Joyce and Borges to Kenzaburo Oe. Although Da…

  • The Decameron Third Day in Perspective

    The Decameron Third Day in Perspective

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781442648241

    Divided into ten days of ten novellas each, Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron is one of the literary gems of the fourteenth century. The 'Decameron' Third Day in Perspective is an interpretive guide to the stories of the text's Third Day. For each nove…

  • Masters of Two Arts

    Masters of Two Arts
    av Carlo Testa

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802036407

    The movie screen has been the forum for many star pairings: Bogart and Bacall, Tracy and Hepburn, and Fellini and Kafka. While this latter combination might seem slightly unexpected or improbable at first sight, Carlo Testa's Masters of Two Arts dem…

  • Masters of Two Arts

    Masters of Two Arts
    av Carlo Testa

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802084750

    The movie screen has been the forum for many star pairings: Bogart and Bacall, Tracy and Hepburn, and Fellini and Kafka. While this latter combination might seem slightly unexpected or improbable at first sight, Carlo Testa's Masters of Two Arts dem…

  • The Invention of Modern Italian Literature

    The Invention of Modern Italian Literature
    av Gino Tellini

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802091864

    Despite its undeniable impact on modern literature, there are very few comprehensive studies of literary works produced in Italy from the end of the eighteenth- to the twentieth century. The Invention of Modern Italian Literature examines the method…

  • The Invention of Modern Italian Literature

    The Invention of Modern Italian Literature
    av Gino Tellini

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802091857

    Despite its undeniable impact on modern literature, there are very few comprehensive studies of literary works produced in Italy from the end of the eighteenth- to the twentieth century. The Invention of Modern Italian Literature examines the method…

  • A Tragedy Revealed

    A Tragedy Revealed
    av Arrigo Petacco

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802039217

    As the Second World War drew to a close, European borders were being redrawn. The regions of Istria, Dalmatia, and Venezia Giulia, nominally Italian but at various times also belonging to Austria and Germany, fell under the rule of Yugoslavia and it…

  • Italian Modernism

    Italian Modernism

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802086020

    Italian Modernism was written in response to the need for an historiographic and theoretical reconsideration of the concepts of Decadentismo and the avant-garde within the Italian critical tradition. Focussing on the confrontation between these conc…

  • Italian Modernism

    Italian Modernism

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802088284

    Italian Modernism was written in response to the need for an historiographic and theoretical reconsideration of the concepts of Decadentismo and the avant-garde within the Italian critical tradition. Focussing on the confrontation between these conc…

  • A Multitude of Women

    A Multitude of Women
    av Stefania Lucamante

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802097941

    A Multitude of Women looks at the ways in which both Italian literary tradition and external influences have assisted Italian women writers in rethinking the theoretical and aesthetic ties between author, text, and readership in the construction of…

  • Moral Combat

    Moral Combat
    av Gerry Milligan

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781487503147

    The Italian sixteenth century offers the first sustained discussion of women's militarism since antiquity. Across a variety of genres, male and female writers raised questions about women's right and ability to fight in combat. Treatise literature e…

  • Courtesy Lost

    Courtesy Lost
    av Kristina Marie Olson

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781442629264

    In Courtesy Lost, Kristina M. Olson analyses the literary impact of the social, political, and economic transformations of the fourteenth century through an exploration of Dante's literary and political influence on Boccaccio. The book reveals how B…

  • Courtesy Lost

    Courtesy Lost
    av Kristina Marie Olson

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781442647077

    In Courtesy Lost, Kristina M. Olson analyses the literary impact of the social, political, and economic transformations of the fourteenth century through an exploration of Dante's literary and political influence on Boccaccio. The book reveals how B…

  • Censorship and Literature in Fascist Italy

    Censorship and Literature in Fascist Italy
    av Guido Bonsaver

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802094964

    The history of totalitarian states bears witness to the fact that literature and print media can be manipulated and made into vehicles of mass deception. Censorship and Literature in Fascist Italy is the first comprehensive account of how the Fascis…

  • The Beautiful Country

    The Beautiful Country
    av Stephanie Malia Hom

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781442648722

    Every year, Italy swells with millions of tourists who infuse the economy with billions of dollars and almost outnumber Italians themselves. In fact, Italy has been a model tourist destination for longer than it has been a modern state. The Beautifu…

  • Lodovico Dolce

    Lodovico Dolce
    av Ronnie H. Terpening

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802041593

    In Lodovico Dolce: Renaissance Man of Letters, Ronnie Terpening revives and reassesses the work of a minor but significant sixteenth-century humanist, said to have led a life 'both wretched and glorious.' Although Dolce (1510? - 1568) gained univers…

  • The Wrong Door

    The Wrong Door
    av Wendell Ricketts

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802098481

    The Wrong Door is the first English-language translation of the complete plays of Italian writer Natalia Ginzburg (1916-1991). Bringing together the eleven plays Ginzburg wrote between 1965 and the months before her death, this volume directs attent…

  • The Wrong Door

    The Wrong Door
    av Wendell Ricketts

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802095695

    The Wrong Door is the first English-language translation of the complete plays of Italian writer Natalia Ginzburg (1916-1991). Bringing together the eleven plays Ginzburg wrote between 1965 and the months before her death, this volume directs attent…

  • The Italian Antimafia, New Media, and the Culture of Legality

    The Italian Antimafia, New Media, and the Culture of Legality
    av Robin Pickering-Iazzi

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781487501105

    The past two decades have witnessed increasing opposition to mafia influence and activities in Italy. Community organizations such as Libera, founded in 1995, and Addiopizzo, originating in 2004, exemplify how Italian society has tried to come toget…

  • The Italian Antimafia, New Media, and the Culture of Legality

    The Italian Antimafia, New Media, and the Culture of Legality
    av Robin Pickering-Iazzi

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781487520786

    The past two decades have witnessed increasing opposition to mafia influence and activities in Italy. Community organizations such as Libera, founded in 1995, and Addiopizzo, originating in 2004, exemplify how Italian society has tried to come toget…

  • Gangster Priest

    Gangster Priest
    av Robert Casillo

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802091130

    Widely acclaimed as America's greatest living film director, Martin Scorsese is also, some argue, the pre-eminent Italian American artist. Although he has treated various subjects in over three decades, his most sustained filmmaking and the core of…

  • Sex,The Self and the Sacred

    Sex,The Self and the Sacred
    av Colleen Ryan-Scheutz

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802092854

    Born in Bologna in 1922, filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini was one of the most controversial European intellectuals of his time. Pasolini believed the 'authentic' Italy - with its many languages and subcultures, its ancient roots and idiosyncrasies - to…

  • Modern Italian Poets

    Modern Italian Poets
    av Jacob Blakesley

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781442646421

    In 1948, the poet Eugenio Montale published his Quaderno di traduzioni and created an entirely new Italian literary genre, the "translation notebook." The quaderni were the work of some of Italy's foremost poets, and their translation anthologies pr…

  • The Ethical Dimension of the 'Decameron'

    The Ethical Dimension of the 'Decameron'
    av Marilyn Migiel

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781442631885

    With The Ethical Dimension of the "Decameron" Marilyn Migiel, author of A Rhetoric of the "Decameron" (winner of the MLA's 2004 Marraro Prize), returns to Giovanni Boccaccio's masterpiece, this time to focus on the dialogue about ethical choices tha…

  • Living Masks

    Living Masks
    av Umberto Mariani

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802096005

    The Nobel Prize-winning dramatist Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936) is undoubtedly one of the most innovative playwrights of the twentieth century and also one of the most complex. While his influence spread throughout modernist and postmodernist works,…

  • Enlightening Encounters

    Enlightening Encounters

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781442648074

    Enlightening Encounters traces the impact of photography on Italian literature from the medium's invention in 1839 to the present day. Investigating the ways in which Italian literature has responded to photographic practice and aesthetics, the cont…

  • Italian Futurism and the First World War

    Italian Futurism and the First World War
    av Selena Daly

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781442649064

    Selena Daly's work is the first comprehensive study of Futurism during the First World War period. In this book, she examines the cultural, political, and military engagement of the Futurists with the war effort, both on the battlefields and on the…

  • Primo Levi and the Identity of a Survivor

    Primo Levi and the Identity of a Survivor
    av Nancy Harrowitz

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781487501020

    Primo Levi (1919-1987) was an Italian chemist, writer, and Holocaust survivor who used a combination of testimony, essays, and creative writing to explore crucial themes related to the Shoah. His voice is among the most important to emerge from this…

  • Primo Levi and the Identity of a Survivor

    Primo Levi and the Identity of a Survivor
    av Nancy Harrowitz

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781487523282

    Primo Levi (1919-1987) was an Italian chemist, writer, and Holocaust survivor who used a combination of testimony, essays, and creative writing to explore crucial themes related to the Shoah. His voice is among the most important to emerge from this…

  • Landscapes in Between

    Landscapes in Between
    av Monica Seger

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781442649194

    Since its economic boom in the late 1950s, Italy has grappled with the environmental legacy of rapid industrial growth and haphazard urban planning. One notable effect is a preponderance of interstitial landscapes such as abandoned fields, polluted…

  • The Gallery of Memory

    The Gallery of Memory
    av Lina Bolzoni

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802043306

    Lina Bolzoni's impressive study of the memory culture of sixteenth-century Italy appears here for the first time in English translation. Since its original incarnation as La stanza della memoria: Modelli letterari e iconografici nell'eta della stamp…

  • Prison Terms

    Prison Terms
    av Ellen Nerenberg

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802035080

    In this ground-breaking work, Ellen Nerenberg offers an analysis of the confinement experience in Italian narrative between 1930 and 1960, the last fifteen years of Fascism and the fifteen that followed. Nerenberg diverges from the notion that a rad…

  • Sentences

    Sentences
    av Charles Klopp

    Inbunden - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802044563

    Although there exist a number of studies on prison writing from various countries, Sentences is the first comprehensive examination of autobiographical prison literature from Italy. Klopp has assembled a gallery of fascinating portraits in this chro…

  • The Legacy of Benedetto Croce

    The Legacy of Benedetto Croce
    av Jack D'Amico

    Inbunden - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802044846

    Benedetto Croce was the foremost Italian philosopher of the first half of the twentieth century and his influence extended to every aspect of intellectual life in Italy. He played a significant, sometimes crucial, role in Italian politics, and his w…

  • Vittorio De Sica

    Vittorio De Sica

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802083814

    Recognized as a master of Italian cinema, Vittorio De Sica is perhaps best known and most respected for his critically acclaimed neorealist films of the period 1946-55. As this anthology reveals, however, his production was remarkably multifaceted.…

  • Rewriting the Journey in Contemporary Italian Literature

    Rewriting the Journey in Contemporary Italian Literature
    av Cinzia Sartini Blum

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802097897

    The mobility of women is a central issue in feminist analysis of literary works and historical periods. Rewriting the Journey in Contemporary Italian Literature explores the concept of the journey from feminist, psychoanalytic, and postcolonial pers…

  • Tigress in the Snow

    Tigress in the Snow
    av Laura Benedetti

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781442610866

    The Tigress in the Snow explores how literature reacted to, influenced, and shaped the evolving notion of motherhood in twentieth-century Italy. From the late-nineteenth century rhetorical celebration of the mother as Madonna, to the Fascist regime'…

  • Textual Masculinity and the Exchange of Women in Renaissance Venice

    Textual Masculinity and the Exchange of Women in Renaissance Venice
    av Courtney Quaintance

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781442649132

    Textual Masculinity and the Exchange of Women in Renaissance Venice is a provocative analysis of the pornographic poetry written in patrician poet Domenico Venier's social circle. While Venier and his salon were renowned for elegant love sonnets fea…

  • Arduous Tasks

    Arduous Tasks
    av Lina N Insana

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802098634

    One of twentieth-century Italy's greatest thinkers, Primo Levi (1919-1987) started reflecting on the Holocaust almost immediately after his return home from the year he survived in Auschwitz. Levi's powerful Holocaust testimonials reveal his preoccu…

  • Mafia and Outlaw Stories from Italian Life and Literature

    Mafia and Outlaw Stories from Italian Life and Literature

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802095619

    The first of its kind in English, Mafia and Outlaw Stories from Italian Life and Literature is a selection of readings from Italian fiction and non-fiction writers on the subject of the Mafia. Among the renowned writers featured are Giovanni Verga,…

  • Mafia and Outlaw Stories from Italian Life and Literature

    Mafia and Outlaw Stories from Italian Life and Literature

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802098344

    The first of its kind in English, Mafia and Outlaw Stories from Italian Life and Literature is a selection of readings from Italian fiction and non-fiction writers on the subject of the Mafia. Among the renowned writers featured are Giovanni Verga,…

  • Historicism and Fascism in Modern Italy

    Historicism and Fascism in Modern Italy
    av David D. Roberts

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802094940

    During the early decades of the twentieth century, Italy produced distinctive innovations in both the intellectual and political realms. On the one hand, Benedetto Croce (1866-1952) and Giovanni Gentile (1875-1944) spearheaded a radical rethinking o…

  • Historicism and Fascism in Modern Italy

    Historicism and Fascism in Modern Italy
    av David D. Roberts

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802093080

    During the early decades of the twentieth century, Italy produced distinctive innovations in both the intellectual and political realms. On the one hand, Benedetto Croce (1866-1952) and Giovanni Gentile (1875-1944) spearheaded a radical rethinking o…

  • The Crisis-Woman

    The Crisis-Woman
    av Natasha V. Chang

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781442649675

    Femininity in the form of the donna-crisi, or "crisis-woman," was a fixture of fascist propaganda in the early 1930s. A uniquely Italian representation of the modern woman, she was cosmopolitan, dangerously thin, and childless, the antithesis of the…

  • Italian Film in the Shadow of Auschwitz

    Italian Film in the Shadow of Auschwitz
    av Millicent Marcus

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802091888

    The last decade has witnessed an outpouring of Italian films that deal with Fascism, anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. This would appear to mark a distinct change from the postwar reluctance to represent such an infamous history. Roberto Benigni's po…

  • Benedetto Croce and Italian Fascism

    Benedetto Croce and Italian Fascism
    av Fabio Fernando Rizi

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781442613195

    Benedetto Croce and Italian Fascism provides a unique analysis of the political life of the major Italian philosopher and literary figure Benedetto Croce (1866-1952). Relying on a range of resources rarely used before in Croce studies - including po…

  • Writing to Delight

    Writing to Delight

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802038104

    The nineteenth century represents a crucial historical and cultural phase in the development of modern Italy. Writing to Delight provides a selection of short stories written by some of the most accomplished and acclaimed female authors of nineteent…

  • Writing to Delight

    Writing to Delight

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802038746

    The nineteenth century represents a crucial historical and cultural phase in the development of modern Italy. Writing to Delight provides a selection of short stories written by some of the most accomplished and acclaimed female authors of nineteent…

  • The Decameron First Day in Perspective

    The Decameron First Day in Perspective

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802085894

    Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron is the best known and most read work in Italian literature next to Dante's Divine Comedy. In the tradition of Lectura Dantis, the practice of story-by-story critical readings of Dante's work, Elissa Weaver has collecte…

  • The Decameron First Day in Perspective

    The Decameron First Day in Perspective

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802044549

    Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron is the best known and most read work in Italian literature next to Dante's Divine Comedy. In the tradition of Lectura Dantis, the practice of story-by-story critical readings of Dante's work, Elissa Weaver has collecte…