Giorgio Scerbanenco: Urban Space, Violence and Gender Identity in Post-War Italian Crime Fiction

February 23, 2016|
Giorgio Scerbanenco: Urban Space, Violence and Gender Identity in Post-War Italian Crime Fiction by Marco Paoli
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The works of Giorgio Scerbanenco repeatedly articulate and explore the implications of new forms of criminality that emerged in Italy’s post-war transformation towards its «economic miracle». An indepth analysis of Scerbanenco’s Duca Lamberti series constitutes the critical focus of this study, and in particular the psychological resonances of the role played by the author’s controversial representation of the urban space, its violence, (in)justice and gender roles. In what way do these elements heighten and/or exaggerate the nature of the criminal acts and the reader’s experience? This study therefore investigates a reader’s potential response to the content, the settings, and, above all, the characters Scerbanenco portrays in these four novels.
Dr Marco Paoli is a lecturer in Italian Studies and Head of Italian at the University of Liverpool. His main areas of research are Italian crime fiction and Italian cinema. He is particularly interested in the Italian economic miracle and its influence on crime as reflected in Italian literature and cinema of the post war period. He ha...
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Title:Giorgio Scerbanenco: Urban Space, Violence and Gender Identity in Post-War Italian Crime FictionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:8.68 X 5.95 X 0.48 inShipping dimensions:8.68 X 5.95 X 0.48 inPublished:February 23, 2016Publisher:P.I.E-Peter Lang S.A., Éditions Scientifiques InternationalesLanguage:English

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