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  • Naming the Roseby M. Thomas Inge; Umberto Eco

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 75.00

    The original essays gathered in this book make a beginning at exploring the cultural significance of The Name of the Rose in terms of its backgrounds and literary contexts. Eco's novel is examined in the light of several of the traditions from which it draws: theories of detective fiction, comedy, postmodernism, the apocalypse, semiotics, and literary... more...

  • Belief or Nonbelief?by Umberto Eco; Carlo Maria Martini; Minna Proctor; Harvey Cox

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    One is the beloved author of The Name of the Rose, a celebrated scholar, philosopher, and self-declared secularist; the other is a preeminent clergyman and a respected expert on the New Testament. In this intellectually stimulating dialogue, these two great men, who stand on opposite sides of the church door, discuss some of the most controversial... more...

  • Dario Foby Antonio Scuderi

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 74.99

    This study of the Italian Nobel playwright and master performer, Dario Fo, will be of interest to scholars and students of popular performance and contemporary European theatre. Dario Fo: Framing, Festival, and the Folkloric Imagination is an interdisciplinary study of Fo's use of framing techniques, based on popular performance and informed... more...

  • Paolo Volponi - Literatur als Spiegel der Geschichteby Lothar Knapp

    transcript 2014; US$ 47.58

    Dieses Buch stellt erstmalig das Werk des italienischen Schriftstellers Paolo Volponi in seinem gesamten Umfang auf dem deutschen Buchmarkt vor. Damit wird ein Autor in Deutschland bekannt gemacht, dessen Literatur im Kern zu definieren ist als die politisch motivierte kritische Darstellung des Geschichtsverlaufs in Italien vom Prozess der Einigung... more...

  • The Legacy of Primo Leviby Stanislao G. Pugliese

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 105.00

    This collection represents some of the latest research on Primo Levi, the famous Auschwitz survivor Italian author, in the field of Italian Studies, Holocaust Studies, Jewish Studies, literary theory, philosophy, and ethics. The author has collected an impressive group of scholars, including Ian Thomson, who has published a well-received biography... more...

  • Primo Levi?s Universeby Sam Magavern; Jonathan Rosen; Risa Sodi

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    Primo Levi is best known as a memoirist of Auschwitz, but he was also a scientist, fiction writer, and poet: in short, a Renaissance man. Primo Levi's Universe offers a multi-faceted portrait of the heroic man who turned the concentration camp experience into beautiful yet terrifying literature. Over time, Levi developed an original world-view... more...

  • Body of Stateby Marco Baliani; Nicoletta Marini-Maio; Ellen Nerenberg; Thomas Simpson

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2011; US$ 39.99

    Body of State offers a critical perspective on the Moro Affair and on Marco Baliani?s work. With contributions from scholars, theater practitioners, teachers, and students, it constitutes a unique resource for disciplines that train on the intersection of art and politics. The relevance of the topic raise the interest of the audience as well. more...

  • New Essays on Umberto Ecoby Peter Bondanella

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    An introduction to Eco's contributions to a wide range of academic disciplines, as well as to his literary works. more...