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Bondanella, Peter E. 1943-

Overview
Works: 64 works in 374 publications in 4 languages and 24,365 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Frame-stories  Biography  Dictionaries  Poetry  Illustrations  Allegories  Short stories 
Roles: Commentator, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: JC143, 320.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter E Bondanella
The films of Federico Fellini by Peter E Bondanella ( )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 2,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Films of Federico Fellini examines the career of one of Italy's most renowned filmmakers through close analysis of five masterpieces that span his career: La Strada, La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, Amarcord and Interview. Providing an overview of Fellini's early career as a cartoonist and scriptwriter for neorealist directors such as Roberto Rossellini, this study traces the development of Fellini's unique and personal cinematic vision as it transcends Italian neorealism. Rejecting an overtly ideological approach to Fellini's cinema, Bondanella emphasizes the director's interest in fantasy, the irrational and individualism.--Publisher description
Umberto Eco and the open text semiotics, fiction, popular culture by Peter E Bondanella ( )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 2,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Umberto Eco is Italy's most famous living intellectual, known among academics for his literary and cultural theories, and to an enormous international audience through his novels, The Name of the Rose, Foucault's Pendulum and The Island of the Day Before. Umberto Eco and the Open Text is the first comprehensive study in English of Eco's work. In clear and accessible language, Peter Bondanella considers not only Eco's most famous texts, but also many occasional essays not yet translated into English. Tracing Eco's intellectual development from early studies in medieval aesthetics to seminal works on popular culture, postmodern fiction, and semiotic theory, he shows how Eco's own fiction grows out of his literary and cultural theories. Bondanella cites all texts in English, and provides a full bibliography of works by and about Eco
Dictionary of Italian literature ( Book )
14 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers the entire history of Italian literature, with entries ranging from the 13th century to the present and from Dante and Boccaccio to Umberto Eco
Discourses on Livy by Niccolò Machiavelli ( )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discourses on Livy (1531) demonstrates Machiavelli's fundamental preference for the republicanism of ancient Rome. In an age when political absolutism was increasingly the norm, Machiavelli's republican theories would become a dangerous ideology, and his works were placed on the Index of Prohibited Works in 1559. This new translation is richly annotated, providing the contemporary reader with sufficient historical, linguistic and political information to understand and interpret the revolutionary affirmations Machiavelli made, based on the historical evidence he found in Livy
Italian cinema : from neorealism to the present by Peter E Bondanella ( Book )
47 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Illustrated with selected film stills, this is a stimulating synthesis of Italian cinema, with penetrating analyses of all the prominent film directors, producers, actors, actresses and other leading figures of Italian cinema
The prince by Niccolò Machiavelli ( Book )
24 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based upon Machiavelli's first-hand experience as an emissary of the Florentine Republic to the courts of Europe, The Prince analyses the usually violent means by which men seize, retain, and lose political power. This fluent new translation is accompanied by comprehensive notes and an introduction that dispels some of the myths associated with Machiavelli, and considers the true purpose of The Prince. - ;'A prince must not have any other object nor any other thought ... but war, its institutions, and its discipline; because that is the only art befitting one who commands.'. When Machiavelli's b
The lives of the artists by Giorgio Vasari ( Book )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A contemporary biography of Italian Renaissance artists by Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) translated from Italian
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio ( Book )
11 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set against the background of the Black Death of 1348, the hundred linked tales are peopled by nobles, knights, abbots, nuns, doctors, lawyers, philosophers, students, artists, tradesmen, troubadours, peasants, pilgrims, servants, spendthrifts, thieves, parasites, gluttons, gamblers - and lovers, both faithful and faithless. Unabashedly earthy in its sensuality, The Decameron recaptures both the tragedies and comedies of life and is one of the greatest achievements in the history of literature--from Cover
The decameron : a new translation : 21 novelle, contemporary reactions, modern criticism by Giovanni Boccaccio ( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new translation of the fourteenth-century tales recounted by young citizens of Florence who have fled the city to escape the plague
The portable Machiavelli by Niccolò Machiavelli ( Book )
16 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cinema of Federico Fellini by Peter E Bondanella ( Book )
10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This major artistic biography of Federico Fellini shows how his exuberant imagination has been shaped by popular culture, literature, and his encounter with the ideas of Carl Jung, especially Jungian dream interpretation. Covering Fellini's entire career, the book links his mature accomplishments to his first employment as a cartoonist, gagman, and sketch-artist during the Fascist era and his development as a leading neorealist scriptwriter. Peter Bondanella thoroughly explores key Fellinian themes to reveal the director's growth not only as an artistic master of the visual image but also as an astute interpreter of culture and politics. Throughout the book Bondanella draws on a new archive of several dozen manuscripts, obtained from Fellini and his scriptwriters. These previously unexamined documents allow a comprehensive treatment of Fellini's important part in the rise of Italian neorealism and the even more decisive role that he played in the evolution of Italian cinema beyond neorealism in the 1950s. By probing Fellini's recurring themes, Bondanella reinterprets the visual qualities of the director's body of work - and also discloses in the films a critical and intellectual vitality often hidden by Fellini's reputation as a storyteller and entertainer. After the first two chapters dealing with Fellini's precinematic career, the book covers all the films to date in analytical chapters arrangedby topic: Fellini and his growth beyond his neorealist apprenticeship, dreams and metacinema, literature and cinema, Fellini and politics, Fellini and the image of women, and La voce della luna and the cinema of poetry
Federico Fellini, essays in criticism by Peter Eugene Bondanella ( Book )
9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Eternal City : Roman images in the modern world by Peter E Bondanella ( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The films of Roberto Rossellini by Peter E Bondanella ( Book )
11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Films of Roberto Rossellini traces the career of one of the most influential Italian filmmakers through close analysis of the seven films that mark important turning points in his evolution
Hollywood Italians : dagos, palookas, romeos, wise guys, and Sopranos by Peter E Bondanella ( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is a celebration of nearly a century of images of Italians in American motion pictures and their contribution to popular culture." "Hollywood Italians covers the careers of dozens of stars including Rudolph Valentino, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Marisa Tomei, James Gandolfini, and many others. In addition, the book reviews the work of such Italian American directors as Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese."
Machiavelli and the art of Renaissance history by Peter E Bondanella ( Book )
9 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Strada : Federico Fellini, director by Peter E Bondanella ( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cambridge companion to the Italian novel by Peter E Bondanella ( Book )
24 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Cambridge Companion to the Italian Novel provides a broad-ranging introduction to the major trends in the development of the Italian novel from its early modern origin to the contemporary era. Contributions cover a wide range of topics including the theory of the novel in Italy, the historical novel, realism, modernism, postmodernism, neorealism, and film and the novel. The contributors are distinguished scholars from the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy, and Australia. Novelists examined include some of the most influential and important of the twentieth century inside and outside Italy: Luigi Pirandello, Primo Levi, Umberto Eco, and Italo Calvino
Francesco Guicciardini by Peter E Bondanella ( Book )
7 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inferno by Dante Alighieri ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first part of Dante's classic poem of faith follows the author with his guide Virgil through the circles of hell, describing the sinners and punishments witnessed there
 
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Alternative Names
Bondanella, Peter.
Bondanella, Peter, 1943-
Bondanella, Peter E.
Languages
English (263)
Italian (3)
Chinese (1)
French (1)
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