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Figuring women : a thematic study of Giovanni Verga's female characters

Author: Susan Amatangelo
Publisher: Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Figuring Women: A Thematic Study of Giovanni Verga's Female Characters examines Verga's heroines in the social and cultural context of nineteenth-century Italy. In particular, the work highlights the ways in which social reality and cultural fantasy clash with women's individuality. In this vein, the study focuses on the critical moments in the formation of female identity and on the roles and relationships that
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Amatangelo, Susan, 1967-
Figuring women.
Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)646424182
Named Person: Giovanni Verga; Giovanni Verga; Giovanni Verga; Giovanni Verga
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Amatangelo
ISBN: 0838640176 9780838640173
OCLC Number: 54103832
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Harvard University, 1997) presented under the title: The representation of women in the work of Giovanni Verga.
Description: 209 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Adolescence --
Marriage --
Motherhood --
Sisterhood --
Fatal womanhood.
Responsibility: Susan Amatangelo.
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