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Bolongaro, Eugenio 1959-

Works: 5 works in 18 publications in 1 language and 1,445 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PQ4809.A45, 853.914
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Publications about Eugenio Bolongaro
Publications by Eugenio Bolongaro
Most widely held works by Eugenio Bolongaro
Italo Calvino and the compass of literature by Eugenio Bolongaro( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
Looking at five of Italo Calvino's often neglected early novels: The Young People of Po, The Cloven Viscount, The Baron in the Trees, The Non-Existent Knight, and The Watcher, Eugenio Bolongaro argues that these works, written between 1948 and 1963, contain a sustained meditation on the role of the intellectual and on the irreducible ethical and political dimension of literature. This meditation provides an insight into a crucial moment in Calvino's development as a writer, and allows Bolongaro to lay the groundwork for a more 'political' reading of Calvino's later work.Italo Calvino and the Compass of Literature firmly situates Calvino within his historical context ? the cultural revival of post-World War II Italy ? by relating these early novels to Calvino's political and critical writings which played an important role in the cultural debates of the time. This approach provides a key to understanding Calvino's work in a new light, ably demonstrating that Calvino's full literary significance cannot be understood in isolation from the politics and cultural movements of the period. One of the few book-length English-language works on Calvino's early writings, Italo Calvino and the Compass of Literatur will prove to be an indispensable tool to Italianists and literary studies scholars
Creative interventions : the role of intellectuals in contemporary Italy ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
The modern intellectual negotiating the generic system : Italo Calvino and the adventure of literary cognition by Eugenio Bolongaro( Archival Material )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"This thesis explores the function of literary genres in the production and reception of the literary text, examines the ideological significance of the generic system operative in postwar Italy, and analyzes the five novels written by Italo Calvino from 1950 to 1963. The emphasis is on the relationship between the author's ethico-political stance and his negotiations of the generic system. The first part of the study (Chapters I--III) develops the theoretical tools and historical parameters which are applied to the textual analyses carried out in the second part (Chapters IV--VII). In Chapter I the notion of literariness is examined against the background of recent criticism. The distinctiveness of the literary text is found to reside in the cognitive performance it makes possible. This performance is then analyzed relying on the categories of sense and reference developed by the theory of Possible Worlds. This leads to an examination of two strategies---realist and non-realist---for the articulation of reference, which in turn raises the issue of the role of literary genres in the dialogical interaction mediated by the text. The second chapter focuses on the producer of the text. A connection is established between the epistemic configuration of "modernity" and the emergence of a particular type of producer, namely the "intellectual," who is also the primary interlocutor of "modern" literature. This analysis is then brought to bear, via Gramsci, on the particular situation of twentieth-century intellectuals in Italy. The third chapter provides a panorama of postwar Italy, with an emphasis on the relationship between political events and cultural developments such as the emergence of neorealism as the dominant literary current. The chapters in the second part present a reading of the five novels written by Calvino between 1950 and 1963, namely: I giovani del Po, Il visconte dimezzato, Il barone rampante, Il cavaliere inesistente, and La giornata d'uno scrutatore." --
The Reader's Cognitive Adventure in Italo Calvino's Ti con zero by Eugenio Bolongaro( Article )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Italo Calvino and the Compass of Literature (Toronto Italian Studies) by Eugenio Bolongaro( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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