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The Women Characters of Carlo Emilio Gadda
Like his predecessors in Naturalism, Carlo Emilio Gadda (1893-1973) has given us women characters of remarkable vitality. By the time of his first recorded writing, during World War I, the earlier representation of female ...
Some thoughts on historical narrative in twentieth-century Italian literature
(Dept. of Italian, University of Melbourne, 1999)
The presence of historically-based narrative (i.e. prose writing that brings the past into focus) has been noticeable in Italian writing throughout this century and particularly so in the later half of the century. Recent ...
Reflections Cast on Inferno XXXI-XXXIV by Primo Levi's Account of Auschwitz.
(Australian Humanities Press, 2000)
In ‘Se questo è un uomo’, Primo Levi tells his “ghastly tale” of his months in a Nazi concentration camp by evoking occasional comparison with parts of Dante’s ‘Inferno’. When, decades later, he returns to write about the ...
Journeys and Discovery in Seventeenth-Century Italian Prose Romances
(Dept. of Italian, University of Melbourne, 1991)
This paper has its starting point in the work on seventeenth-century Italian prose romances first published twenty years ago by Albert N. Mancini who identified, among other aspects of this genre, the centrality of court ...
Italo Calvino: Attentive Observer of Life, Experienced or Imagined. [abstract].
The Italian writer Italo Calvino, who died in September 1985, is remembered as a fabulist and essayist. His writing spans a range that reflects the diversity of his cultural interests but shows a basic consistency of ...
Narrators and their Reporting in the Prose Romance Trilogy of Giovanni Francesco Biondi
(The Italian Discipline, The Flinders University of South Australia, 1992)
In the judgement of some of his contemporaries, Giovanni Francesco Biondi, the first seventeenth-century Italian writer to publish a romance in prose, is among the few to distinguish themselves in the new genre. The ...