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A literary tour of Italy
A literary tour of Italy
Parks, Tim, 1954-2015
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An acclaimed author of novels and short stories, Tim Parks - who was described in a recent review as "one of the best living writers of English" - has delighted audiences around the world with his finely observed writing on all aspects of Italian life and customs. From Boccaccio and Machiavelli through to Moravia and Tabucchi, from the Stil Novo to Divisionism, across centuries of history and intellectual movements, these essays will give English readers, and lovers of the Bel Paese and its culture, the lay of the literary land of Italy.
Main title:
Imprint:
Richmond, Surrey : Alma Books, 2015.
Collation:
x, 369 pages ; 23 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
A Literary Tour of Italy -- Hell and Back / Dante -- Famous Women / Giovanni Boccaccio -- True Scandal / Niccolo Machiavelli -- Surviving Giacomo / Giacomo Leopardi -- Bloody Glamour / Giuseppe Mazzini -- Invention of a Hero / Giuseppe Garibaldi -- Knock on Wood / Carlo Collodi -- Confessions of an Italian / Ippolito Nievo -- A Chorus of Cruelty / Giovanni Verga -- Throwing Light on Italian Identity / Divisionism -- The Illusionist / Benito Mussolini -- Fascist Work / Mario Sironi -- Che pasticcio! / Carlo Emilio Gadda -- A Prisoner's Dream / Eugenio Montale -- The Horrors of War / Curzio Malaparte -- After the Earthquake / Ignazio Silone -- The Enchanted Fort / Dino Buzzati -- The Beautiful Antonio / Vitaliano Brancati -- The Conformist and Contempt Revisited / Alberto Moravia -- The Outsider's Art / Cesare Pavese -- The Dark in the Piazza / Elsa Morante -- The Garden of the Finzi-Continis / Giorgio Bassani -- The Italian Pessoa / Antonio Tabucchi.
ISBN:
9781846883521
Dewey class:
850
Language:
English
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Beaumaris LibraryLanguages and Literature850 PARAvailable
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