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Italian Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Italian Literature: A Very Short Introduction
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  • Authors:Peter HainsworthDavid Robey
  • Publisher:Oxford University Press
  • Category:Book
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  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
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  • Pages:152
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  • Dimensions (in):0.4 x 4.5 x 7
  • Publication Date:March 24, 2012
  • ISBN:0199231796
  • EAN:9780199231799
  • ASIN:0199231796
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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.

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