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The Cambridge Companion to the Italian Novel
     

The Cambridge Companion to the Italian Novel

by Andrea Ciccarelli (Editor), Peter Bondanella (Editor)
 

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This study provides a broad-ranging introduction to the major trends in the development of the Italian novel from its early modern origins to the contemporary era. It examines some of the most influential and important novelists of the twentieth century, such as Luigi Pirandello, Primo Levi, Umberto Eco and Italo Calvino. Readers will be exposed to the vitality of

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This study provides a broad-ranging introduction to the major trends in the development of the Italian novel from its early modern origins to the contemporary era. It examines some of the most influential and important novelists of the twentieth century, such as Luigi Pirandello, Primo Levi, Umberto Eco and Italo Calvino. Readers will be exposed to the vitality of the Italian novel throughout its history, in addition to learning about the debates and criticism that have contributed to its development.

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"An excellent volume with some strikingly enlightening individual contributions." Joseph Farrell, Journal of Modern Italian Studies

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ISBN-13:
9780521660181
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2014
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Bondanella is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian in the Department of French and Italian at Indiana University.

Andrea Ciccarelli is Chair of the Department of French and Italian and Director of the College of Arts and Humanities Institute at Indiana University.

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