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  • Physiology of Love and Other Writingsby Paolo Mantegazza; Nicoletta Pireddu

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 97.00

    As an anthology of the works of Paolo Mantegazza, a writer of diverse topical orientations, this volume is also an account of the circulation of ideas and cross-fertilization of disciplines that defined a crucial period of Italian and European cultural life. more...

  • Fairy-Tale Scienceby Suzanne Magnanini

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 48.95

    A wide-ranging yet carefully crafted study, Fairy-Tale Science investigates the complex interplay between scientific discourse and an emerging literary genre, and expands our understanding of the early modern European imagination. more...

  • A Multitude of Womenby Stefania Lucamante

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 77.00

    Lucamante looks at the ways in which both Italian literary tradition and external influences have assisted Italian women writers in rethinking the theoretical and aesthetic ties between author, text, and readership in the construction of the novel. more...

  • Arduous Tasksby Lina N Insana

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2009; US$ 80.00

    In Arduous Tasks , Lina N. Insana demonstrates how translation functions as a metaphor for the transmission of Holocaust testimony and broadens the parameters of survivor testimony. more...

  • Grazia Deledda's Dance of Modernityby Margherita Heyer-Caput

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 69.00

    Grazia Deledda's Dance of Modernity is a highly original and innovative interpretation of Deledda's narrative in philosophical perspective, which also includes the study of textual variations and considers cultural history in Italy during the early twentieth century. more...

  • Boccaccio's Naked Museby Tobias Foster Gittes

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 72.00

    Venturing outside the Decameron to the Latin works, and outside the usual textual and intertextual readings of Boccaccio to more broadly cultural and anthropological material, Boccaccio's Naked Muse offers fresh insights on this hugely significant literary figure. more...

  • Rewriting the Journey in Contemporary Italian Literatureby Cinzia Sartini Blum

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 82.00

    Sartini Blum demonstrate that women writers and migrant authors in contemporary Italy present journeys as events that are beyond heroic modern exploration and postmodern fragmentation. more...

  • Renaissance Comedyby Don Beecher; The Da Ponte Library

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 39.95

    As a much-needed reappraisal of these comedic plays, Renaissance Comedy is an invaluable look at the performance history of the Renaissance and Italian culture in general. more...

  • Cervantes' Epic Novelby Michael Armstrong-Roche

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2009; US$ 75.00

    This study sets out to help restore Persiles to pride of place within Cervantes?s corpus by reading it as the author?s summa , as a boldly new kind of prose epic that casts an original light on the major political, religious, social, and literary debates of its era. more...

  • The Spanish Arcadiaby Javier Irigoyen-Garcia

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; US$ 72.00

    Irigoyen-García provides incisive new ideas about the social and ethnocentric uses of the genre, as well as its interrelation with ideas of race, animal husbandry, and nation building in early modern Spain. more...