Properties of Writing: Ideological Discourse in Modern Italian Fiction

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Many of the great writers of modern Italian fiction--Manzoni, Verga, D'Annunzio, and others--share a strong belief in the transformational power of the written word. According to Robert Dombroski, each embraces literature as an institution and convention, and each adopts the novel form as a means of affirming life in the face of troubled reality. In Properties of Writing, Dombroski explores their work and the social, political, and historical issues that have emerged in recent Italian fiction. In each of nine critical ...

Properties of Writing: Ideological Discourse in Modern Italian Fiction 1995, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801849190

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