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- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 224.00
Linguistic constructions such as the English ?Mary is cleverer than/as clever as John? reveal a number of non-trivial problems, particularly if one includes Italian, which the present study resolves with the aid of a new grammatical model. What is new for Italian is the extension of the perspective beyond the comparative to other types of comparative... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.00
Taboos are expressive indicators of the location of a society in its cultural history. Linguistic taboos in particular can be approached via euphemisms, which are observed and interpreted here in a comparison between French and Italian. Their raison d'Ítre is explained from the perspective of cultural and mental history, and from the perspective of... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 19.95
Il libro Children?s Minds esce nel 1978. Con un linguaggio semplice, ma supportato da dati di ricerche condotte con rigore metodologico, Margaret Donaldson attacca molti luoghi comuni ispirati alle teorie di Piaget. Come sostiene l?autrice "Nello svolgimento di questo libro, io sostengo che oggi esistono prove che ci costringono a respingere certi... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 61.60
Seven centuries after the birth of Petrarch (1304-74) the nature and extent of his influence loom ever larger in the study of renaissance literature. In this revised and expanded edition of Petrarch's Canzoniere in the English Renaissance Anthony Mortimer presents a unique anthology of 136 English poems together with the specific Italian texts... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 78.40
This cutting-edge collection, born of a belief in the value of approaching translation in a wide range of ways, contains essays of interest to students and scholars of translation, literary and textual studies. It provides insights into the relations between translation and comparative literature, contrastive linguistics, cultural studies,... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 84.00
Drawing on a long-standing tradition of fictional images, British writers of the Romantic period defined and constructed Italy as a land that naturally invites inscription and description. In their works, Italy is a cultural geography so heavily overwritten with discourse that it becomes the natural recipient of further fictional transformations. If... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.00
Using a fourfold approach derived from symbolic anthropology, sociology, semiotics, and philology, Joy Hambuechen Potter focuses on the cornice, or frame tale, of the Decameron, its purpose, and its relationship to the stories. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00
The six overlapping studies that make up this book on the poetry of Eugenio Montale analyze a large number of individual poems and, with Le occasioni (1939) as a point of reference, show how they shape and are shaped by changes and continuities that extend from the earliest poems of Ossi di seppia (1925) to the notoriously difficult poems in his culminating... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
Focusing on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Italian literature, Gian-Paolo Biasin explores a series of challenges posited for literary criticism by the success of semiotics, testing theoretical concepts not so much on theoretical grounds as in their practical application to literary texts from the high Romantic lyric of Ugo Foscolo to the postmodern,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 51.00
Joan Ferrante analyzes the Divine Comedy in terms of public issues, which continued foremost in Dante's thinking after his exile from Florence. Professor Ferrante examines the political concepts of the poem in historical context and in light of the political theory and controversies of the period. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy... more...