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  • Italian Grammar You Really Need To Knowby Anna Proudfoot

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 12.75

    Comprehensive and clear explanations of key grammar patterns and structures are reinforced and contextualized through authentic materials. You will not only learn how to construct grammar correctly, but when and where to use it so you sound natural and appropriate. Italian Grammar You Really Need to Know will help you gain the intuition you need to... more...

  • Il senso e la narrazione (I blu) (Italian Edition)by Giuseppe O. Longo

    Springer 2008; US$ 19.95

    Gli umani sono creature della narrazione: infinitamente narrano e si narrano, intrecciano dialoghi, accendono storie per illuminare le buie caverne del cuore e del mondo, recuperano e trasmutano ricordi. Viviamo tra una realtÓ soda e scabra, inconoscibile, una fornace enorme di perturbazioni e richiami e colori, e un?interioritÓ elusiva, delicata ed... more...

  • Five Frames for the "Decameron": Communication and Social Systems in the CORNICEby Joy Hambuechen Potter

    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...

  • Critical Companion to Danteby Jay Ruud

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 75.00

    Dante Alighieri is one of the greatest poets in world history. His brilliant epic, "The Divine Comedy", an imagined journey through Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory, continues to captivate readers. This work provides an information on his life and work. It covers Dante's canon, including his love poems in "La Vita Nuova" and his... more...

  • Florentine Drama for Convent and Festivalby Antonia Pulci; James Wyatt Cook; James Wyatt Cook; Barbara Collier Cook

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 22.50

    A talented poet and a gifted dramatist, Antonia Pulci (1452-1501) pursued two vocations, first as a wife and later as founder of an Augustinian order. During and after her marriage, Pulci authored several sacre rappresentazioni?one-act plays on Christian subjects. Often written to be performed by nuns for female audiences, Pulci's plays focus closely... more...

  • Floridoroby Moderata (Modesta Pozzo) Fonte; Valeria Finucci; Julia Kisacky

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    The first original chivalric poem written by an Italian woman, Floridoro imbues a strong feminist ethos into a hypermasculine genre. Dotted with the usual characteristics?dark forests, illusory palaces, enchanted islands, seductive sorceresses ?Floridoro is the story of the two greatest knights of a bygone age: the handsome Floridoro, who risks... more...

  • Sonnets for Michelangeloby Vittoria Colonna; Abigail Brundin

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 27.50

    The most published and lauded woman writer of early sixteenth-century Italy, Vittoria Colonna (1490?1547) in effect defined what was the "acceptable" face of female authorship for her time. Hailed by the generation's leading male literati as an equal, she was praised both for her impeccable command of Petrarchan style and for the unimpeachable chastity... more...

  • Petrarchby Victoria Kirkham; Armando Maggi

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Although Francesco Petrarca (1304?74) is best known today for cementing the sonnet?s place in literary history, he was also a philosopher, historian, orator, and one of the foremost classical scholars of his age. Petrarch: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works is the only comprehensive, single-volume source to which anyone?scholar, student,... more...

  • New Essays on Umberto Ecoby Peter Bondanella

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    An introduction to Eco's contributions to a wide range of academic disciplines, as well as to his literary works. more...

  • Pastoral Drama and Healing in Early Modern Italyby Federico Schneider

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95

    Pastoral Drama and Healing in Early Modern Italy represents the first full length study to confront seriously the well rehearsed analogy of the pastoral poet as healer. Building on Derrida's work on the Platonic pharmakon, which led to a better understanding of the theater / drug analogy, the stringent approach to the therapeutic function of the... more...