The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

Hardcover | September 19, 2002

EditorPeter Hainsworth, David Robey

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Embracing the whole of Italian literature, from the early thirteenth century to the present, The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature takes a broad view of what constitutes literature, covering historical writing, travel writing, theatre, and philosophy as well as the novel, poetry, literarydialogues, and critical theory. Providing generous coverage of canonical figures - from Dante and Petrarch to Montale and Calvino - it also contains a wealth of short entries on significant minor figures. The Companion also explores Latin literature written by Italian authors - a major feature of Renaissance culture - and Italian dialect literature; and highlights articles which place the writers and their works in their wider social, historical, artistic, and political context. The 2,400 alphabetically-arranged entries provide clear, up-to-date coverage of Italian literature, making this an essential reference for specialists and non-specialists alike. Written by expert contributors, the entries reflect the current state of international scholarship, which has developedin many different and exciting directions in recent years.

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Embracing the whole of Italian literature, from the early thirteenth century to the present, The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature takes a broad view of what constitutes literature, covering historical writing, travel writing, theatre, and philosophy as well as the novel, poetry, literarydialogues, and critical theory. Providing g...

Peter Hainsworth is a Professor of Italian, University of Oxford. David Robey is a Professor of Italian, University of Reading.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:September 19, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198183321

ISBN - 13:9780198183327

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IntroductionList of the More Important EntriesReader's GuideAbbreviationsList of ContributorsChronological ConspectusMapsA-Z ENTRIES

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`The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature can be used in a variety of ways. This is thanks to its logical and clear layout and the consistently high quality of the entries...It is therefore indispensable as a work of reference...It is a delight to open the volume at random and read the firstentry that catches the eye. Indeed, two copies of The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature are needed, one in the study and the other beside the bed.''Rivista (the Journal of the British-Italian Society)