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  • My Name on the Windby Michael Palma

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This bilingual edition is a selection of fiftyone poems representing all phases of Valeri's extraordinarily long career, from 1910 to 1976. Also included is an essay by Valeri, in which he records the sensations--and reflections on his work--that were occasioned by his reading the proof for the collected edition of his poems. Originally published... more...

  • Proclaiming a Classicby Daniel Javitch

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Despite its immediate popularity and its acclaim as a modern equal of the ancient epics, Ariosto's Orlando Furioso (published in its final version in 1532) was for learned readers a perplexing work: it mixed romance, epic, and lyric poetry, poked fun at its marvelous and outmoded chivalric matter, contained many interrupted narrative threads, and... more...

  • Five Frames for the "Decameron"by 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 Poetryby 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 Foscoloby 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...

  • Multimedia Archaeologiesby Andrea Mirabile

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 57.00

    Paris, 1910-1915. Artists, intellectuals, and international celebrities crowd the city as never before. Decadent dreams and avant-garde manifestos celebrate the marriage between art and life. Creative experiments and vital joy dance hand in hand?on the edge of the abyss of WWI. Gabriele D?Annunzio is one of the highly influential yet semi-forgotten... more...

  • Travels and Translationsby Alison Yarrington; Stefano Villani; Julia Kelly

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 105.00

    This volume explores the fascinating interactions and exchanges between British and Italian cultures from the early modern period to the present. It looks at how these exchanges were mediated through personal encounters, travel writings, and translations, involving a variety of protagonists: explorers, writers, poets, preachers, diplomats and tourists.... more...