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- University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2012; US$ 80.00
Past traces the roots of the twentieth-century literature and cinema of crime to two much earlier, diverging interpretations of the criminal: the bodiless figure of Cesare Beccaria’s Enlightenment-era On Crimes and Punishments , and the biological offender of Cesare Lombroso’s positivist Criminal Man more...
- University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 82.00
Figuring the Feminine argues that the bodies of women are crucial to the working out of such questions as the unsettling shift from orality to literacy, textual instability, cultural dissonance, and the resistance to cultural and religious hegemony. more...
- University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 61.00
The first full-length scholarly examination of the Don Camillo stories to appear, this book offers a solid appreciation of Italian cultural values and discusses the ways in which those values were contested in the first decades of the Cold War. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...