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  • Forms of Modernityby Rachel Schmidt

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2011; US$ 80.00

    In Forms of Modernity , Rachel Schmidt examines how seminal theorists and philosophers have wrestled with the status of Cervantes' Don Quixote is as an 'exemplary novel', in turn contributing to the emergence of key concepts within genre theory. more...

  • Don Quixote Among the Saracensby Frederick A. de Armas

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; US$ 28.95

    Don Quixote among the Saracens considers how Cervantes?s work reflects the clash of civilizations and anxieties towards cultural pluralism that permeated Golden Age Spain. more...

  • Methods of Murderby Elena M. Past

    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...

  • Figuring the Feminineby Jill Ross

    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...

  • Don Camillo Stories of Giovannino Guareschiby Alan R. Perry

    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...

  • Living Masksby Umberto Mariani

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 27.95

    Umberto Mariani presents a clear and comprehensive introduction of Pirandello's major plays for general readers, students, and scholars new to Pirandello. more...

  • 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...