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A short history of Italian literature.

Author: John Humphreys Whitfield
Publisher: [Baltimore] Penguin Books [1960]
Series: Pelican book, A455.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Whitfield, John Humphreys.
Short history of Italian literature.
[Baltimore] Penguin Books [1960]
(OCoLC)575559806
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Humphreys Whitfield
ISBN: 0140204555 9780140204551
OCLC Number: 343883
Description: 302 pages 18 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Italian lyric poetry: from the Sicilian school to Petrarch --
From St. Francis to Dante --
The prose tradition to Boccaccio --
Petrarch and the new world of learning --
From Petrarch and Boccaccio to Lorenzo and Politian --
Machiavelli, Guicciardini, and their heirs --
Epic poetry from Pulci to Tasso --
The Italian theatre from the Sacra Rappresentazione to the Pastor Fido --
Figures and trends within the Cinquecento --
The seventeenth century --
In and out of Arcadia --
The trilogy of the opening nineteenth century --
From Carducci to D'Annunzio --
The end of the nineteenth century --
Pirandello and the question-mark of the twentieth century.
Series Title: Pelican book, A455.

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