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Published by W. Heinemann in London .
Written in English


  • Italian literature -- History and criticism

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Edition Notes

Statementby Richard Garnett.
SeriesShort histories of the literatures of the world
LC ClassificationsPQ4038 .G3 1898a
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 431 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13520515M
LC Control Number15010172

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At its first appearance in , this book was hailed by reviewers as the best history of Italian literature ever written in the English language. Over the years it has gained a wide and appreciative circle of readers because it was written for all who are interested in Italian literature, whether or not they have any knowledge of the Italian. Tell me about The Canti of Leopardi first.. I canti is a collection of poems with an idea that coincides with my idea of life. In Italy we have many classics which are Catholic, for example Dante, a wonderful I prefer Leopardi because he doesn’t have this Catholic idea of guilt and punishment.   An Italian Education by Tim Parks Less popular and humorous than his best-selling Italian Neighbours, Parks’s sequel does more than any book I know to .   Leading scholars describe and assess the work of a wide range of writers who have contributed to the Italian literary tradition from its earliest origins to the present day. This first substantial history of Italian literature to appear in the English language for forty years provides a comprehensive survey of one of the richest and most /5.

The history of literature is the historical development of writings in prose or poetry that attempt to provide entertainment, enlightenment, or instruction to the reader/listener/observer, as well as the development of the literary techniques used in the communication of these pieces. Not all writings constitute recorded materials, such as compilations of data (e.g., a check.   Noticeable omissions are Bickersteth 's Leopardi and Hall's Short History 0/ Italian Literature. The historical narrative is clear, reliable and admirably contrived, but the permanent value of the book resides even more in the critical appreciative treatment of the works of the authors. Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: De Sanctis, Francesco, History of Italian literature. OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 24 cm: Contents: Early folk literature and minstrelsy --St. Francis of Assisi --Frederick the Second and his circle --Poetry of the latter half of the thirteenth century --Prose of the latter half of the thirteenth century --Dante in Florence --Dante in exile --The Divine comedy --Contemporaries of Dante --Petrarch --Boccaccio --Contemporaries of.

Italian History. 1 - 20 of results Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical Book and Shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography: An ingenious and absorbing book It will permanently change the way we tell this troubled yet gripping story. literature, and culture continue to. Italian literature - Italian literature - The Renaissance: The European Renaissance (the “rebirth” of the classical past) really began in 14th-century Italy with Petrarch and Boccaccio. The 15th century, devoid as it was of major poetic works, was nevertheless of very great importance because it was the century in which a new vision of human life, embracing a different conception of man. The present book is intended to be exactly what its title suggests: A Short History of Italian Literature. It is a history, and hence aims at giving a historical (and primarily chronological) presentation of the development of Italian literature, from the beginnings to modern times, rather than an aesthetic or other type of non-historical discussion. Literature; Italian Literature: Italian authors in the 20th century. Partly through the influence of foreign literary trends, various movements developed at the beginning of the 20th century in opposition to rhetoric and lyricism in poetry.