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  • Sprechen mit Gottby Nine Miedema; Angela Schrott; Monika Unzeitig

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    Conversational scenes were among the most important elements of narrative texts ? they fulfilled diverse narrative functions and were formulated with great care in medieval literature. Using a combination of linguistic and literary methods, the essays in this volume undertake an interdisciplinary and comparative examination of how texts... more...

  • Pinocchio, Puppets, and Modernityby Katia Pizzi

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    This study assesses the significance of Pinocchio in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in addition to his status as the creature of a nineteenth century traversed by a cultural enthusiasm for dummies, puppets, and marionettes. This collection identifies him as a figure characterized by a 'fluid identity,' informed with transition, difference,... more...

  • The Servant of Two Mastersby Stephen Mulrine

    Currency Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    The Servant of Two Masters — rough and tumble, lightning paced world of street theatre and strolling players — is the crowning glory of the Commedia del’Arte tradition that so influenced Shakespeare’s comedies and western theatrics. Truffaldino couldn’t be happier with his change of circumstance balancing two jobs and earning... more...

  • L'Officina del poetaby Roberto Ubbidiente

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 56.78

    Il volume intende contribuire ad una riscoperta delle opere di Edmondo De Amicis al di lÓ di tutti i possibili (pre-)giudizi su Cuore. L?indagine prende il via da un testo poco noto, di cui si offre per la prima volta anche una versione commentata. Si tratta de La mia officina (1902), con cui De Amicis fornisce un?ulteriore prova del suo spiccato talento... more...

  • Miracles of Our Ladyby Gonzalo de Berceo

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Miracle tales, in which people are rewarded for piety or punished for sin through the intervention of the Virgin Mary, were a popular literary form all through the Middle Ages. Milagros de Nuestra Sehora , a collection of such stories by the Spanish secular priest Gonzalo de Berceo, is a premier example of this genre; it is also regarded as one... more...

  • Classicism and Romanticism in Italian Literatureby Fabio A Camilletti

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    In 1816 a violent literary quarrel engulfed Bourbon Restoration Italy. On one side the Romantics wanted an opening up of Italian culture towards Europe, and on the other the Classicists favoured an inward-looking Italy. Giacomo Leopardi wrote a Discourse of an Italian on Romantic Poetry aiming to contribute to the debate from a new perspective. more...

  • Selected Writings of an Eighteenth-Century Venetian Woman of Lettersby Elisabetta Caminer Turra; Catherine M. Sama

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 25.00

    Elisabetta Caminer Turra (1751-96) was one of the most prominent women in eighteenth-century Italy and a central figure in the international "Republic of Letters." A journalist and publisher, Caminer participated in important debates on capital punishment, freedom of the press, and the abuse of clerical power. She also helped spread Enlightenment... more...

  • Giacomo Leopardi?s Search For A Common Life Through Poetryby Frank Rosengarten

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2012; US$ 79.99

    The major themes and human concerns expressed in Leopardi's writings are related to his life experiences and to the historical period in which he lived. Of central interest are the book's discussions of nobility and love as these two themes evolve and change as Leopardi acquired a more general and universal conception of life. The fascinating admixture... more...

  • Goethe und Manzoniby Werner Ross

    De Gruyter 1989; US$ 154.00

    Goethe Und Manzoni: Deutsch-Italienische Beziehungen Um 1800 more...

  • Ugo Foscoloby Glauco Cambon

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 51.00

    Contemporary with the Romantic generation, peer of Keats, Holderlin, and Goethe, and forerunner of ValÚry 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...