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Italian Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Hainsworth and David Robey examine Italian literature from the Middle Ages to the present day, looking at themes and issues which have recurred throughout its history. The authors illuminate such topics as regional identities, political disunity, and the role of the national language and they cover a wide range of authors and works, including Dante, Petrarch, Manzoni, Montale, and Calvino. They explore some of the distinctive traditions of the literature, such as its concern with politics and its secular orientation in spite of the Catholic beliefs and practices of the Italian people, and they conclude by looking at recent developments in Italian literature, such as the influence of women's writing in Italian.

About the Author

Peter Hainsworth lectured in Italian at Hull and Kent Universities before moving to Oxford in 1979. He remained there until he retired in 2003. He has published widely on medieval and modern Italian literature, including Petrarch the Poet (1986). He reviews regularly for the Times Literary Supplement. His translations of selected works of Petrarch were published as The Essential Petrarch (Hackett Publishing) in November 2010. Peter Hainsworth and David Robey co-edited the Oxford Companion to Italian Literature (2002).

David Robey lectured in Italian at Oxford University before becoming Professor of Italian at Manchester and then Reading University. He has published on 15th-century Italian humanism, language, and style in Dante and Renaissance narrative poetry, and the computer analysis of literature and modern critical theory. He is the author of a computer-based study on Sound and Structure in Dante's 'Divine Comedy' (OUP, 2000), and an extensive data resource on Sound and Metre in Italian Narrative Verse. Peter Hainsworth and David Robey co-edited the Oxford Companion to Italian Literature (2002).

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

1. History

2. Tradition

3. Theory

4. Politics

5. Secularism

6. Women

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199231799
Author:
Hainsworth, Peter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Robey, David
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Italy
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 b/w illus.
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
4.4 x 6.8 x 0.5 in 0.25 lb

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