The Eloquence of Ghosts

The Eloquence of Ghosts
Author: Florian Mussgnug
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2010
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9783039118359

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Giorgio Manganelli (1922-1990), one of Italy's most radical and original writers, went further than most in exploring the creative possibilities of hybrid genres and open forms. Ostentation, theatricality, and a love of drapery and verbal excess are defining features of his body of work, which ranges from prose fiction, literary criticism, and drama to travel writing, treatises, commentaries, and imaginary interviews. This study examines the wealth of Manganelli's imagination - his grotesque animals, speaking corpses, and melancholy spectres - and argues that his spectacular eloquence was shaped by an exceptional awareness of literary and philosophical models. Following Manganelli's lead, the author addresses issues such as the boundaries of meaningful language, the relationship between literary and visual texts, fantasy and realism, and the power of literature to express the apprehensions and intimations of human consciousness.

Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies

Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies
Author: Gaetana Marrone
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1504
Release: 2006-12-26
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1135455309

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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.

The Enchanted Boot

The Enchanted Boot
Author: Nancy L. Canepa
Publsiher: Wayne State University Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2022-11-29
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 0814349218

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A representative selection of tales from the Italian fairy-tale tradition, translated into English.

Kafka s Italian Progeny

Kafka   s Italian Progeny
Author: Saskia Elizabeth Ziolkowski
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2020
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1487506309

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This book explores Kafka's sometimes surprising connections with key Italian writers, from Italo Calvino to Elena Ferrante, who shaped Italy's modern literary landscape.

First Pages

First Pages
Author: Giancarlo Maiorino
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2010-11
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0271048190

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&“Titology,&” a term first coined in 1977 by literary critic Harry Levin, is the field of literary studies that focuses on the significance of a title in establishing the thematic developments of the pages that follow. While the term has been used in the literary community for thirty years, this book presents for the first time a thoroughly developed theoretical discussion on the significance of the title as a foundation for scholarly criticism. Though Maiorino acknowledges that many titles are superficial and &“indexical,&” there exists a separate and more complex class of titles that do much more than simply decorate a book&’s spine. To prove this argument, Maiorino analyzes a wide range of examples from the modern era through high modernism to postmodernism, with writings spanning the globe from Spain and France to Germany and America. By examining works such as Essais, The Waste Land, Ulysses, and Don Quixote, First Pages proves the power of the title to connect the reader to the thematic, cultural, and literary context of the writing as a whole. Much like a fa&çade to a building, the title page serves as the frontispiece of literature, a sign that offers perspective and demands interpretation.

Merriam Webster s Encyclopedia of Literature

Merriam Webster s Encyclopedia of Literature
Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc
Publsiher: Merriam-Webster
Total Pages: 1260
Release: 1995
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9780877790426

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Describes authors, works, and literary terms from all eras and all parts of the world.

Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater

Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater
Author: Fran Mason
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2016-12-12
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1442276207

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on postmodernist writers, the important postmodernist aesthetic practices.

The A to Z of Postmodernist Literature and Theater

The A to Z of Postmodernist Literature and Theater
Author: Fran Mason
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2009-07-23
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0810870215

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Postmodernist literature embraces a wide range of forms and perspectives, including texts that are primarily self-reflexive; texts that use pastiche, burlesque, parody, intertextuality and hybrid forms to create textual realities that either run in opposition to or in parallel with an external reality; fabulations that develop both of these strategies; texts that ironize their relationship to reality; works that use the aspects already noted to more fully engage with political or cultural realities; texts that deal with history as a fiction; and texts that elude categorization even within the variety already explored. For example, in fiction, a postmodernist novel might tell a story about a writer struggling with writing (only, perhaps, to find that he is a character in a book by another writer struggling to write a book). The A to Z of Postmodernist Literature and Theater examines the different areas of postmodernist literature and the variety of forms that have been produced. This is accomplished through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on individual postmodernist writers, the important postmodernist aesthetic practices, significant texts produced throughout the history of postmodernist writing, and important movements and ideas that have created a variety of literary approaches within the form. By placing these concerns within the historical, philosophical, and cultural contexts of postmodernism, this reference explores the frameworks within which postmodernist literature of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century operates.

Italian studies in Southern Africa

Italian studies in Southern Africa
Author:
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 800
Release: 1995
Genre: Italy
ISBN:

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Twentieth century Italian Literature in English Translation

Twentieth century Italian Literature in English Translation
Author: Robin Healey
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 648
Release: 1998-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780802008008

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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.

Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies A J

Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies  A J
Author: Gaetana Marrone
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 2258
Release: 2007
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1579583903

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Canadian journal of Italian studies

Canadian journal of Italian studies
Author:
Publsiher:
Total Pages:
Release: 1980
Genre: Italian literature
ISBN:

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Beautiful Fables

Beautiful Fables
Author: Gregory L. Lucente
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 390
Release: 1986
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN:

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Italian Novelists of the Twentieth Century

Italian Novelists of the Twentieth Century
Author:
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 146
Release: 1997
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN:

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Canadian Review of Comparative Literature

Canadian Review of Comparative Literature
Author:
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 602
Release: 1982
Genre: Comparative literature
ISBN:

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Catalan Review

Catalan Review
Author:
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Total Pages:
Release: 2001
Genre: Catalonia (Spain)
ISBN:

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Italian Novelists Since World War II 1965 1995

Italian Novelists Since World War II  1965 1995
Author: Augustus Pallotta
Publsiher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 416
Release: 1998
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN:

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Essays on Italian novelists, poets and playwrights, new forms of expression through experimentation, as well as avant-guarde groups, including young and idealistic literati that called themselves Gruppo 63 and later Gruppo 93. Covers feminist writers, the inauguration of the postmodern narratives often called metafictions, and the "new novel."