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- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00
In the 19th century, Alessandro Manzoni dedicated himself to writing the novel I promessi sposi that encouraged the Italian Risorgimento. This book traces how the renowned novelist was inspired by an event that occurred at the beginning of the 17th century, which he came to know about thanks to the secret collaboration of a Venetian archivist. more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00
Redeszenen gehören zu den wichtigsten Bestandteilen von Erzähltexten; sie können eine Vielzahl narrativer Funktionen erfüllen und werden in der mittelalterlichen Literatur mit großer Sorgfalt formuliert. In einer Zusammenführung von sprach- und literaturwissenschaftlichen Methoden wird aus interdisziplinärer, komparatistischer Perspektive untersucht,... more...
- Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 61.43
Il volume intende contribuire ad una riscoperta delle opere di Edmondo De Amicis al di là 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 141.00
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...
- 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 delArte tradition that so influenced Shakespeares comedies and western theatrics. Truffaldino couldnt be happier with his change of circumstance balancing two jobs and earning... more...
- Fairleigh Dickinson 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...
- 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...
- 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...