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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2012; US$ 82.99
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...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 51.00 US$ 40.80
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...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi (1698--1782) was an Italian poet and librettist, considered the most important writer of opera seria libretti. In this volume, Pietro Metastasio presents new translations of Dido Abandoned, Demetrius, and The Olympiad that stay close to the original form and wording. Featuring an introduction that highlights... more...