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  • British Romanticism and Italian Literatureby Laura Bandiera; Diego Saglia

    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...

  • 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...

  • Montale and the Occasions of Poetryby Claire de C.L. Huffman

    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...

  • Italian Literary Iconsby Gian-Paolo Biasin

    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...

  • The Political Vision of the "Divine Comedy"by Joan M. Ferrante

    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...

  • Eugenio Montale's Poetry: A Dream in Reason's Presenceby Glauco Cambon

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    Glauco Cambon draws on twenty-five years of commitment to Montale's poetry and prose for this extended critical analysis. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These... more...

  • Ugo Foscolo: Poet of Exileby Glauco Cambon

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.00

    Contemporary with the Romantic generation, peer of Keats, Holderlin, and Goethe, and forerunner of Valéry and Pound, Ugo Foscolo is nevertheless little known outside Italy. In an endeavor to "discover" this exemplary European poet for English-speaking readers, and to "rediscover" him for Italian readers, Glauco Cambon examines both textually and contextually... more...

  • 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...

  • Von illusionärer Wirklichkeit und wahrer Illusionby Susanne Winter

    Vittorio Klostermann 2013; US$ 88.81

    Venedig war im 18. Jahrhundert nicht nur ein Zentrum des Theatergeschehens, sondern zugleich Mittelpunkt lebendiger Theaterdiskussionen. Der sogenannte venezianische Theaterstreit mit den Protagonisten Carlo Goldoni und Carlo Gozzi erscheint in der Literatur und Theatergeschichtsschreibung vielfach in Form einer vereinfachenden Reproduktion der Polemik.... more...

  • Lectura Dantisby Allen Mandelbaum; Anthony Oldcorn; Charles Ross

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 19.96

    This new critical volume, the second to appear in the three-volume Lectura Dantis, contains expert, focused commentary on the Purgatorio by thirty-three international scholars, each of whom presents to the nonspecialist reader one of the cantos of the transitional middle cantica of Dante's unique Christian epic. The cast of characters is as colorful... more...