Download or read book Twentieth century Italian Literature in English Translation written by Robin Healey and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 1998-01-01 with total page 648 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This bibliography lists English-language translations of twentieth-century Italian literature published chiefly in book form between 1929 and 1997, encompassing fiction, poetry, plays, screenplays, librettos, journals and diaries, and correspondence.
Download or read book Beyond Life is Beautiful written by Grace Russo Bullaro and published by Troubador Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2005-01-01 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Russo Bullaro's collection focuses on Benigni's Oscar winning La vita e bella/Life is Beautiful, a film which has set off continuous and often bitter debate about Holocaust representation and historical consciousness. The topics covered in Russo Bullaro's collection offer insights from critics around the world in a forum for the consideration of the wider issues that Benigni's films provoke.
Download or read book Postmodern Ethics written by Elizabeth Wren-Owens and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2009-05-05 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Postmodern Ethics offers a new perspective on debates surrounding the role of the intellectual in Italian society, and provides an original reading of two important Italian contemporary writers, Leonardo Sciascia and Antonio Tabucchi. It examines the ways in which the two writers use literature to engage with their socio-political environment in a climate informed by the doubts and scepticism of postmodernism, after traditional forms of impegno had been abandoned. Postmodern Ethics explores ways in which Tabucchi and Sciascia further their engagement through embracing the very factors which problematized traditional committed writing, such as the absence of fixed truths, the inability of language to fully communicate ideas and intertextuality. Postmodern Ethics provides an innovative new reading of Tabucchi’s works. It challenges the standard view in critical literature that his writing may be divided into ‘engaged’ texts which dialogue with society and ‘postmodern’ texts which focus on literary interiority, suggesting instead that socio-political engagement underpins all of his works. It also offers a new lens on Sciascia’s writing, unpacking why Sciascia, unlike his contemporaries, is able to maintain a belief in literature as a means of dialoguing with society. Postmodern Ethics explores the ways in which Tabucchi and Sciascia approach issues of terrorism, justice, the anti-mafia movement, immigration and the value of reading in connected yet distinct ways, suggesting that a close genealogy may be drawn between these two key intellectual figures.
Download or read book In limine Storie di una comunit ai margini della laguna written by Sauro Gelichi and published by All’Insegna del Giglio. This book was released on 2018-06-06 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Il volume correda un breve percorso espositivo a pannelli (testi e immagini) per presentare i risultati delle ricerche e degli scavi svolti dal 2011 ad oggi nel sito archeologico ‘Antiche Mura’ di Jesolo. ‘In limine’ è una poesia di Eugenio Montale (introduce la raccolta “Ossi di Seppia”). Il titolo, e la poesia stessa, sono sembrati pertinenti a sintetizzare il senso del progetto archeologico sull’antica Equilo, di cui si pubblicano in questo volume i primi risultati. ‘In limine’ significa ‘sulla soglia’: indica cioè un punto di passaggio, un confine; e, nel nostro caso, metaforicamente rimarca il discrimine tra passato e presente, il luogo archeologico dove la materia inerte diviene narrazione. Qui, in limine, è anche uno spazio fisico preciso, quello dell’area delle ‘Antiche Mura’, luogo anche tangibile della memoria collettiva. Un luogo, ieri come oggi, ai margini. Se l’antica Equilo era stato un insediamento sul confine instabile tra mare e laguna, la moderna Jesolo, che ne ha ereditato il nome, ha lasciato che i ruderi della sua memoria restassero al di fuori del centro abitato: nel punto dove la città diventa campagna, lì sorgono le rovine dell’antica cattedrale, lì rimane il reliquiario della comunità, come una sorta di giardino ‘dove affonda un morto viluppo di memorie’ (di nuovo Montale). Gli archeologi hanno cercato nel tempo di recuperare quelle memorie e quel passato, con pazienza e fatica. Così, il progetto nato qualche anno fa per iniziativa del Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici dell’Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia, non costituisce che l’ultimo atto di un percorso che ha inizio dalla metà del secolo scorso, con gli scavi nell’area della cattedrale e nel vicino sito della chiesa di San Mauro. I contributi che si pubblicano in questa circostanza raccontano e sintetizzano i risultati degli ultimi anni di scavi. L’interconnessione tra le varie strategie di indagine ci ha consentito di proporre una ricostruzione storico-insediativa del sito del tutto inedita e sorprendente.
Download or read book Methods of Murder written by Elena M. Past and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2012-03-13 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first extended analysis of the relationship between Italian criminology and crime fiction in English, Methods of Murder examines works by major authors both popular, such as Gianrico Carofiglio, and canonical, such as Carlo Emilio Gadda. Many scholars have argued that detective fiction did not exist in Italy until 1929, and that the genre, which was considered largely Anglo-Saxon, was irrelevant on the Italian peninsula. By contrast, Past traces the roots of the twentieth-century literature and cinema of crime to two much earlier, diverging interpretations of the criminal: the bodiless figure of Cesare Beccaria’s Enlightenment-era On Crimes and Punishments, and the biological offender of Cesare Lombroso’s positivist Criminal Man. Through her examinations of these texts, Past demonstrates the links between literary, philosophical, and scientific constructions of the criminal, and provides the basis for an important reconceptualization of Italian crime fiction.
Download or read book Titel Text Kontext written by Arnold Rothe and published by Galda & Wilch. This book was released on 2000 with total page 596 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Writing and Translating for Children written by Elena Di Giovanni and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2010 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume features a variety of essays on writing for children, ranging from studies of classic authors to an analysis of the role of pictures in children's books, to an examination of comics and theatre for the young.
Download or read book Crime Scenes written by Anne Mullen and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2000 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The essays in this collection are based on papers given at a conference on detective fiction in European culture, held at the University of Exeter in September 1997. The range of topics covered is designed to show not only the presence and variety of narratives of detection across different European countries and their different media (although there is a predictable emphasis on the novel). It also illustrates the fertility of the genre, its openness to a spectrum of readings with different emphases, formal as well as thematic. Approaches to detective fiction have often tended to confine them-selves to 'symptomatic' interpretation, where details of the fictional world represented are used to diagnose a specific set of social preoccupations and priorities operative at the time of writing. Such approaches can yield valuable insights. Nonetheless there is a risk of limiting the value of the genre as a whole solely to its role as a mirror held up to society. In this perspective, issues of structure and style are sidelined, or, if addressed, are praised to the extent that they approach invisibility -- concision, spareness, realism are the qualities singled out for praise. The genre also gives much scope for formal innovation -- and indeed has often attracted already established 'mainstream' writers and filmmakers for just this reason. The eclectic diversity of the detective narratives considered in this volume reveal the malleability of the traditional constraints of the genre. The essays bear rich testimony to the value of considering the interplay of thematic and structural issues, even in the most apparently unselfconscious and popular (or populist) forms of narrative. The patterns of reassurance, the triumph of intellect and the ordered, rational world 'of old' are now challenged by the need to foreground the problems, ambiguities and uncertainties of the self and of society. The plurality of meanings and the antithetical imperatives explored in these detective narratives confirm that the most recent forms of the genre are not mere palimpsests of their 'golden age' precursors. The subversion of traditional expectations and the implementation of diverse stylistic devices take the genre beyond mere homage and pastiche. The role of the reader/spectator and critic in conferring meaning is a crucial one.
Download or read book Inquisition and Inquiry written by Anne Mullen and published by Troubador Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2000 with total page 92 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study focuses on the narrative form which figured prominently in Sciascia's literary production in the 1970s and 1980s, that is, inchiesta, the non-fiction investigative essay, based principally on Manzoni's Storia della colonna infame [The Column of Infamy]. In his inchieste Sciascia investigates episodes in history, from the time of the Inquisition through to his own contemporary times, where intolerance and injustice outmatch human weakness and fear. This study considers Sciascia's commingling of detective and investigative writing, and his attempts at historiography. One striking feature of his narrative technique is his reliance on literature to interpret the past.
Download or read book Italian Giallo in Film and Television written by Roberto Curti and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2022-06-02 with total page 509 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the release in 1929 of a popular book series with bright yellow covers, the Italian word giallo (yellow) has come to define a whole spectrum of mystery and detective fiction and films. Although most English speakers associate the term giallo with the violent and erotic thrillers popular in the 1960s and 1970s from directors like Mario Bava, Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci and others, the term encompasses a wide range of Italian media such as mysteries, thrillers and detective stories--even comedies and political pamphlets. As films like Blood and Black Lace (1964) and Deep Red (1975) have received international acclaim, giallo is a fluid and dynamic genre that has evolved throughout the decades. This book examines the many facets of the giallo genre --narrative, style, themes, and influences. It explores Italian films, made-for-TV films and miniseries from the dawn of sound cinema to the present, discussing their impact on society, culture and mores.
Download or read book Italian Literature since 1900 in English Translation 1929 2016 written by Robin Healey and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2019-03-07 with total page 1104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Providing the most complete record possible of texts by Italian writers active after 1900, this annotated bibliography covers over 4,800 distinct editions of writings by some 1,700 Italian authors. Many entries are accompanied by useful notes that provide information on the authors, works, translators, and the reception of the translations. This book includes the works of Pirandello, Calvino, Eco, and more recently, Andrea Camilleri and Valerio Manfredi. Together with Robin Healey's Italian Literature before 1900 in English Translation, also published by University of Toronto Press in 2011, this volume makes comprehensive information on translations from Italian accessible for schools, libraries, and those interested in comparative literature.
Download or read book Investigating Identities written by Marieke Krajenbrink and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2009-01 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Investigating Identities: Questions of Identity in Contemporary International Crime Fiction is one of the relatively few books to date which adopts a comparative approach to the study of the genre. This collection of twenty essays by international scholars, examining crime fiction production from over a dozen countries, confirms that a comparative approach can both shed light on processes of adaptation and appropriation of the genre within specific national, regional or local contexts, and also uncover similarities between the works of authors from very different areas.Contributors explore discourse concerning national and historical memory, language, race, ethnicity, culture and gender, and examine how identity is affirmed and challenged in the crime genre today. They reveal a growing tendency towards hybridization and postmodern experimentation, and increasing engagement with philosophical enquiry into the epistemological dimensions of investigation. Throughout, the notion of stable identities is subject to scrutiny.While each essay in itself is a valuable addition to existing criticism on the genre, all the chapters mutually inform and complement each other in fascinating and often unexpected ways. This volume makes an important contribution to the growing field of crime fiction studies and to ongoing debates on questions of identity. It will therefore be of special interest to students and scholars of the crime genre, identity studies and comparative literature. It will also appeal to all who enjoy reading contemporary crime fiction.
Download or read book Italia written by Paola Lorenzi and published by University Press of America. This book was released on 2009-04 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Italia: Civilta e Cultura offers a comprehensive description of historical and cultural development on the Italian peninsula. This project was developed to provide students and professors with a flexible and easy-to-read reference book about Italian civilization and cultural studies, also appropriate for cinema and Italian literature classes. This text is intended for students pursuing a minor or a major in Italian studies and serves as an important learning tool with its all-inclusive vision of Italy. Each chapter includes thematic itineraries to promote active class discussion and textual comprehension check-questions to guide students through the reading and understanding of the subject matter.
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies written by Gaetana Marrone and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2006-12-26 with total page 1504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies is a two-volume reference book containing some 600 entries on all aspects of Italian literary culture. It includes analytical essays on authors and works, from the most important figures of Italian literature to little known authors and works that are influential to the field. The Encyclopedia is distinguished by substantial articles on critics, themes, genres, schools, historical surveys, and other topics related to the overall subject of Italian literary studies. The Encyclopedia also includes writers and subjects of contemporary interest, such as those relating to journalism, film, media, children's literature, food and vernacular literatures. Entries consist of an essay on the topic and a bibliographic portion listing works for further reading, and, in the case of entries on individuals, a brief biographical paragraph and list of works by the person. It will be useful to people without specialized knowledge of Italian literature as well as to scholars.
Download or read book La Citt dell Oro written by Emilio Salgari and published by eBook Free. This book was released on with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Una esotica avventura
Download or read book Straordinarie avventure di Testa di Pietra written by Emilio Salgari and published by eBook Free. This book was released on 2014-10-12 with total page 363 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Il Mastro artigliere bretone è la figura di primo piano di questo terzo ed ultimo romanzo del ciclo nel cui sfondo vi è sempre la guerra di indipendenza americana. Gli insorti americani hanno liberato dagli inglesi Boston, le province del sud e New York, ora le truppe di Washington sono impegnate nel Canada. È di vitale importanza che alcune urgentissime istruzioni arrivino alle truppe americane presenti vicino al Lago Champlain, ma l'impresa è tanto più difficile e pericolosa in quanto si compie in inverno inoltrato e la zona da attraversare è abitata da indiani che appoggiano gli inglesi. E chi poteva essere più adatto di Testa di Pietra, popolarissimo per la sua forza, la sua astuzia e la sua mira infallibile? Perciò il buon mastro e Piccolo Flocco partono per la difficile missione. Nonostante il tradimento della guida Davis e tante insidie, Testa di Pietra è sempre all'altezza della situazione; grazie alla sua forza riesce a sconfiggere in un duello a colpi d'ascia il capo di una tribù indiana e diventa così nientemeno che grande "sakem"! È in questa veste che incontra il suo amato baronetto William Mac-Lellan, inviato da Washington a controllare la situazione. Quest'ultimo viene anche informato della presenza molto vicina del fratellastro, il pericoloso rivale marchese d'Halifax. Infine nel castello del barone di Clairmont avviene lo scontro decisivo tra i due nobili scozzesi. La vittoria non può però che spettare al leale e generoso Mac-Lellan ed è con la morte del Marchese d'Halifax che si chiude definitivamente questo ciclo sullo fondo di un'altra vittoria: quella dell'indipendenza americana.
Download or read book Capitan tempesta written by Emilio Salgari and published by eBook Free. This book was released on 2014-10-12 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Le avventure di una intrepida veneziana contro i turchi.