Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies

Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies

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The Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies is a two-volume reference book containing some 600 entries on all aspects of Italian literary culture. It includes analytical essays on authors and works, from the most important figures of Italian literature to little known authors and works that are influential to the field. The Encyclopedia is distinguished by substantial articles on critics, themes, genres, schools, historical surveys, and other topics related to the overall subject of Italian literary studies. The Encyclopedia also includes writers and subjects of contemporary interest, such as those relating to journalism, film, media, children's literature, food and vernacular literatures. Entries consist of an essay on the topic and a bibliographic portion listing works for further reading, and, in the case of entries on individuals, a brief biographical paragraph and list of works by the person. It will be useful to people without specialized knowledge of Italian literature as well as to scholars.It is around this emperor that a group of vernacular poets and notaries also gathered to form the so-called Sicilian School. ... a group of intellectuals who were the first to write secular love poetry in the vernaculara€”a tradition of which Dante considered himself a part. ... The goal of the work is twofold: On the one hand, it is a practical manual, containing advice on how to capture, train, and use birds of preyanbsp;...

Title:Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies
Author:Gaetana Marrone, Paolo Puppa
Publisher:Routledge - 2006-12-26


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