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Introduction to Twentieth Century I : Archaeology,Heritage and Ownership - Robert Gordon

Introduction to Twentieth Century I

Archaeology,Heritage and Ownership


Published: 1st May 2011
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Short accessible introductions to European literature and culture. Twentieth-century Italy was marked by a profound and often convulsive transformation in both society and culture, accompanied at various stages by war, violence and dictatorship. This was Italy's 'difficult' entry into modernity. The voices of Italian literature responded to this transformation with a bewildering combination of excitement and anxiety, from the loud embrace of the new in Futurism to melancholy laments for tradition. In the process, some of the greatest works of modern literature were created. Robert Gordon offers a vivid overview of the century's literature, charting a series of motifs of Italy's 'difficult modernity' - from war to the city, from language to geography, from marginal groups to avant-garde movements - through a wide array of writers and texts.

Foundationsp. 21
Traditionp. 43
Modern worldsp. 63
Warp. 83
The public spherep. 105
Other voicesp. 123
The fragmented selfp. 143
Conclusion : hybrid formsp. 163
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ISBN: 9780715634370
ISBN-10: 0715634372
Series: New Readings Series
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st May 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1