Italo Calvino And The Compass Of Literature Eugenio Bolongaro

ISBN: 9780802087638

Published: September 27th 2003

Hardcover

240 pages


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Italo Calvino And The Compass Of Literature  by  Eugenio Bolongaro

Italo Calvino And The Compass Of Literature by Eugenio Bolongaro
September 27th 2003 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 240 pages | ISBN: 9780802087638 | 8.33 Mb

Looking at five of Italo Calvinos often neglected early novels: The Young People of Po, The Cloven Viscount, The Baron in the Trees, The Non-Existent Knight, and The Watcher, Eugenio Bolongaro argues that these works, written between 1948MoreLooking at five of Italo Calvinos often neglected early novels: The Young People of Po, The Cloven Viscount, The Baron in the Trees, The Non-Existent Knight, and The Watcher, Eugenio Bolongaro argues that these works, written between 1948 and 1963, contain a sustained meditation on the role of the intellectual and on the irreducible ethical and political dimension of literature.

This meditation provides an insight into a crucial moment in Calvinos development as a writer, and allows Bolongaro to lay the groundwork for a more political reading of Calvinos later work.Italo Calvino and the Compass of Literature firmly situates Calvino within his historical context - the cultural revival of post-World War II Italy - by relating these early novels to Calvinos political and critical writings which played an important role in the cultural debates of the time.

This approach provides a key to understanding Calvinos work in a new light, ably demonstrating that Calvinos full literary significance cannot be understood in isolation from the politics and cultural movements of the period. One of the few book-length English-language works on Calvinos early writings, Italo Calvino and the Compass of Literatur will prove to be an indispensable tool to Italianists and literary studies scholars.



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