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Cambridge Companions to Literature : The Cambridge Companion to the Italian Novel - Peter Bondanella

Cambridge Companions to Literature

The Cambridge Companion to the Italian Novel

By: Peter Bondanella (Editor), Andrea Ciccarelli (Editor)


Published: 7th October 2003
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The Cambridge Companion to the Italian Novel provides a broad ranging introduction to the major trends in the development of the Italian novel from its early modern origin to the contemporary era. Contributions cover a wide range of topics including the theory of the novel in Italy, the historical novel, realism, modernism, postmodernism, neorealism, and film and the novel. The contributors are distinguished scholars from the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy, and Australia. Novelists examined include some of the most influential and important of the twentieth century inside and outside Italy: Luigi Pirandello, Primo Levi, Umberto Eco and Italo Calvino. This is a unique examination of the Italian Novel, and will prove invaluable to students and specialists alike. Readers will gain a keen sense of the vitality of the Italian novel throughout its history and a clear picture of the debates and criticism that have surrounded its development.

'The editors of this welcome volume address themselves to an English-speaking public, specialist and non-specialist alike ... likely to be of interest to specialist, student, and general audiences ... attractively produced addition to the large series of Cambridge Companions ... useful reference work, especially for undergraduate courses and for the general reader.' Italian Studies
"An excellent volume with some strikingly enlightening individual contributions." Joseph Farrell, Journal of Modern Italian Studies

List of contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Note on translationsp. xiv
Chronologyp. xv
The belated development of a theory of the novel in Italian literary culturep. 1
The forms of long prose fiction in late medieval and early modern Italian literaturep. 20
Alessandro Manzoni and developments in the historical novelp. 42
Literary realism in Italy: Verga, Capuana, and verismop. 61
Popular fiction between Italian Unification and World War Ip. 75
The foundations of Italian modernism: Pirandello, Svevo, Gaddap. 89
Neorealist narrative: experience and experimentp. 104
Memory and testimony in Primo Levi and Giorgio Bassanip. 125
The Italian novel in search of identity: history versus reality--Lampedusa and Pasolinip. 136
Feminist writing in the twentieth centuryp. 151
Italo Calvino and Umberto Eco: postmodern mastersp. 168
Literary cineastes: the Italian novel and the cinemap. 182
Frontier, exile, and migration in the contemporary Italian novelp. 197
The new Italian novelp. 214
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9780521669627
ISBN-10: 0521669626
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 7th October 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 15.4  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.45