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Italian modernism : Italian culture between decadentism and avant-garde

"This study is the first attempt in English to provide a comprehensive examination of Italian literary modernism. The volume documents how the previous critical categories employed to account for the literary, artistic, and cultural experiences of the period have provided only partial and inadequate descriptions, and have prevented a fuller understanding of the complexities and the interrelations among the cultural phenomena of the time. Italian Modernism will be of interest not only to Italianists but to specialists in a variety of fields, including comparative literature, fine arts, and cultural studies."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 2004
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Ont., 2004
xxviii, 459 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9780802088284, 9780802086020, 0802088287, 0802086020
The conquest of the stars / Paolo Valesio
Modernism in Italy: an introduction / Luca Somigli and Mario Moroni
I: Modernism in context
Italy and modernity: peculiarities and contradictions / Remo Ceserani
II: Decadence and aestheticism
Sensuous maladies: the construction of Italian Decadentismo / Mario Moroni
D'Annunzio, Duse, Wilde, Bernhardt: author and actress between decadence and modernity / Lucia Re
Omnes velut aqua dilabimur: Antonio Fogazzaro, The Saint, and catholic modernism / Laura Wittman
Overcoming aestheticism / Thomas Harrison
Transtextual patterns: Guido Gozzano between epic and elegy in 'Goa: "La Dourada"' / Cristina Della Coletta
III: Avant-garde
Modernism in Florence: the politics of avant-garde culture in the early twentieth century / Walter L. Adamson
Back to the future: temporal ambivalences in F.T. Marinetti's writings / Enrico Cesaretti
Ungaretti reader of futurism / Antonio Saccone
Of thresholds and boundaries: Luigi Pirandello between modernity and modernism / Manuela Gieri
IV: The return to order: metafisica, novecentismo
Modernism and the quest for the real: on Massimo Bontempelli's Minnie la candida / Luca Somigli
De Chirico's heroes: the victors of modernity / Keala Jewell
Gender, identity, and the return to order in the early works of Paola Masino / Allison A. Cooper
V: Towards the postmodern
Representing repetition: appropriation in de Chirico and after / Jennifer Hirsh
Some essays previously published in Italian
Some text in Italian