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After"la Dolce Vita": A Cultural Prehistory of Berlusconi's Italy (Cultural Memory in the Present)

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This book chronicles the demise of the supposedly leftist Italian cultural establishment during the long 1980s. During that time, the nation's literary and intellectual vanguard managed to lose the prominence handed it after the end of World War II and the defeat of Fascism. What emerged instead was a uniquely Italian brand of cultural capital that deliberately avoided any critical questioning of the prevailing order. Ricciardi criticizes the development of this new hegemonic arrangement in film, literature, philosophy, and art criticism. She focuses on several turning points: Fellini's futile, late-career critique of Berlusconi-style commercial television, Calvino's late turn to reactionary belletrism, Vattimo's nihilist and conservative responses to French poststructuralism, and Bonito Oliva's movement of art commodification, Transavanguardia.

Synopsis:

This book chronicles the demise of the so-called leftist Italian cultural establishment during the long 1980s.

About the Author

Alessia Ricciardi is Associate Professor of French and Italian at Northwestern University. Her book, The Ends of Mourning: Psychoanalysis, Literature, Film (Stanford, 2003), won the MLA's 2004 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804781497
Author:
Ricciardi, Alessia
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Subject:
Italian
Subject:
World History-Italy
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Cultural Memory in the Present
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » Theory and Criticism
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Italy
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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