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Ecocritical approaches to Italian culture and literature : the denatured wild

Author: Pasquale Verdicchio
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2016]
Series: Ecocritical theory and practice.
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"By recognizing the groundbreaking work of many non-Italian ecocritics, and linking to the homegrown contributions of Serenella Lovino, Marco Armerio, and Giovanna Ricoveri, the authors of Ecocritical Approaches to Italian Culture and Literature: The Denatured Wild, challenge the narrowly defined conventions of Italian Studies and illuminates the complexities of an Italian ecocriticism that reveals a rich  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Ecocritical approaches to Italian culture and literature.
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, 2016
(DLC) 2016044069
(OCoLC)955137089
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pasquale Verdicchio
ISBN: 9781498518871 1498518877 9781498518895 1498518893
OCLC Number: 951506341
Description: xvi; 152 pages 24cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Ch. 1. The wisdom of the hand and the memory of a mediterranean more than human humanism / Massimo Lollini --
Ch. 2. The hybrid "biocitizen" in Italo Calvino's Marcovaldo or The seasons in the city / Adele Sanna --
Ch. 3. Italian woods between environmentalism and children's literature in Dino Buzzati's Il segreto del bosco vecchio / Viola Ardeni --
Ch. 4. The Cervi family: a peasant story / Ilaria Tabusso Marcyan --
Ch. 5. A house in flames: environmental ethics in the writing of Sebastiano Vassalli / Meriel Tulante --
Ch. 6. Il bosco degli urogalli. A lieu de mémoir / Stefania Nedderman --
Ch. 7. The environmental aesthetics of Sabina Guzzanti's Le ragione dell'aragosta / Marguerite Ealler --
Ch. 8. Toxic disorder and civic possibility: viewing the land of fires from the Phlegraean fields / Pasquale Verdicchio.
Series Title: Ecocritical theory and practice.
Other Titles: Denatured wild
Responsibility: edited by Pasquale Verdicchio.

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"By recognizing the groundbreaking work of many non-Italian ecocritics, and linking to the homegrown contributions of Serenella Lovino, Marco Armerio, and Giovanna Ricoveri, the authors of Ecocritical Approaches to Italian Culture and Literature: The Denatured Wild, challenge the narrowly defined conventions of Italian Studies and illuminates the complexities of an Italian ecocriticism that reveals a rich environmentally engaged literary and cultural tradition" --

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This collection of eight essays is a welcome and important addition to the growing body of ecocritical scholarship on Italian land and literature. -- Patrick Barron, University of Massachusetts, Read more...

 
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