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Pierce, Glenn Palen.
Manzoni and the aesthetics of the Lombard Seicento.
Lewisburg [Pa.] : Bucknell University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, c1998
|Named Person:||Alessandro Manzoni; Alessandro Manzoni; Alessandro Manzoni|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Glenn Palen Pierce
|Description:||253 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
Recognizing the importance of the moral and religious convictions that invest the novel, Pierce approaches the text not from the traditional perspective that has dominated Manzoni studies - of interpretation of the personal religious and intellectual convictions alone having inspired it - but rather on the various ways in which period art and theater, also imbued with deep religious motivation, make their way stylistically into Manzoni's realistic narrative style.
Aligning these historical treatises with what little Manzoni said about art in his critical treatises, justifies a methodology that combines elements of ekphrasis and a comparison of the variants from the first to the final version of the novel. Such methodology allows us to identify how both dramatic and pictorial influences common in seventeenth-century Lombard art manifest themselves in Manzoni's narrative constructs.