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Biographies and autobiographies in modern Italy : a festschrift for John Woodhouse

Author: Peter Hainsworth; M L McLaughlin; John Robert Woodhouse
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Critical interest in biography and autobiography has never been higher. However, while life-writing flourishes in the UK, in Italy it is a less prominent genre. The twelve essays collected here are written against this backdrop, and address issues in biographical and autobiographical writing in Italy from the later nineteenth century to the present, with a particular emphasis on the interplay between individual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hainsworth; M L McLaughlin; John Robert Woodhouse
ISBN: 9781351195416 1351195417
OCLC Number: 1014019813
Notes: One essay translated from Italian.
Originally published: London : Legenda, 2007.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction / Peter Hainsworth --
part I General Issues and Signal Cases --
chapter 2 The Public and the Private in Modern Italian Literature: The Case of Montale / Peter Hainsworth --
chapter 3 The Battle of the Biographers: Primo Levi and 'LifeWriting' / Robert S. C. Gordon --
part II D'Annunzio and Other Fin de sie?cle Figures --
chapter 4 Enrico Nencioni: An Italian Victorian / Giuliana Pieri --
chapter 5 Pescara and the Abruzzo in the Imagination of Gabriele D'Annunzio / Gianni Oliva --
chapter 6 British Material for the Biography of a Tuscan: Llewelyn Lloyd (1879-1949) / T. Gwynfor Griffith --
chapter 7 Italo Svevo: Journalism and the Life of a Writer / Antonella Braida --
part III Self-Images in Fascist Culture --
chapter 8 Intellectual (Auto-)Biography in Bontempelli / Jon Usher --
chapter 9 Italian WarCorrespondents and The Spanish Civil War: Propaganda and Autobiography / Charles Burdett --
part IV Autobiographical Strains in Contemporary Italian Writing --
chapter 10 Concessions to Autobiography in Calvino / Martin McLaughlin --
chapter 11 Umberto Eco: Autobiography into Romance --
chapter 12 The Dummy Interlocutor and Oriana Fallaci's Self-Projection in La rabbia e l'orgoglio / John Gatt-Rutter.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Hainsworth and Martin McLaughlin.

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