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The experience of exile described by Italian writers : from Cicero through Dante and Machiavelli down to Carlo Levi

Author: David Marsh
Publisher: Lewiston, New York : The Edwin Mellen Press, 2013.
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This book identifies the historical and social context of the experience of exile and the degree to which the condition of being exiled influenced literary production of those forced to undergo it. A fascinating study examining how the legal governmental policy of ""exile"" can act as a catalyst in the transformation of the person 'exiled' from martyr to hero and how the exile process becomes the social -historical  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Marsh, David, author.
Experience of exile described by Italian writers
(OCoLC)856191618
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Marsh
ISBN: 9780773445826 077344582X
OCLC Number: 879576393
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Foreword by Fabrizio Ricciardelli; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Exiled Writers of Italy; Aims of the Present Study; Chapter 1: Antiquity; The Jews: Exile in the Old Testament; Exile in the Prophetic Books; Jeremiah and Lamentations; Ezechiel; The Greeks and Romans; Chapter 2: Cicero; Forms of Roman Exile; Cicero's Letters from Exile; Cicero's Return; Cicero's Posthumous Reputation; Chapter 3: Ovid; The Emperor's Wrath; Echoes of Ovid's Exile; Chapter 4: Seneca; Seneca's Posthumous Reputation; Chapter 5: Dante; Exile in Dante's Minor Works; Exile in the Comedy; Chapter 6: Leon Battista Alberti; On the Family; Momus; Chapter 7: Francesco Filelfo; The Strozzi Exiles; Filelfo's Exile; Filelfo and Classical Consolation; Chapter 8: Machiavelli; Exile in Machiavelli's Writings; Chapter 9: Ugo Foscolo; Foscolo the Exile; Foscolo's Posthumous Reputation; Chapter 10: Carlo Levi; Exile under Fascism; Levi and the Supernatural; Exile and Italian History; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.
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Examines how the legal governmental policy of "exile" can act as a catalyst in the transformation of the person 'exiled' from martyr to hero and how the exile process becomes the social -historical  Read more...

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