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The Cambridge history of Italian literature (Rev. ed)

By: Brand, Peter (University of Edinburgh)(Edited by) Pertile, Lino (Harvard University, Massachusetts)(Edited by)

0521666228 / 9780521666220
Paperback
850.9
28/08/1999
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England
23 cm xxii, 699p. : map
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Previous ed.: 1996.

Italy possesses one of the richest and most influential literatures of Europe, stretching back to the thirteenth century.

This substantial history of Italian literature provides a comprehensive survey of Italian writing since its earliest origins.

Leading scholars describe and assess the work of writers who have contributed to the Italian literary tradition, including Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio, the Renaissance humanists, Machiavelli, Ariosto and Tasso, pioneers and practitioners of commedia dell'arte and opera, and the contemporary novelists Calvino and Eco.

The Cambridge History of Italian Literature sets out to be accessible to the general reader as well as to students and scholars: translations are provided, along with a map, chronological chart and substantial bibliographies.

BIC:

1DST Italy, 2ADT Italian, 3J Modern period, c 1500 onwards, DSB Literary studies: general

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