Summary Book Review Sicilian Elements in Andrea Camilleri's Narrative Language by Cinzia Russi:
Download or read book Sicilian Elements in Andrea Camilleri's Narrative Language written by Cinzia Russi and published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. This book was released on 2020-10-14 with total page 287 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sicilian Elements in Andrea Camilleri’s Narrative Language examines Camilleri’s unique linguistic repertoire and techniques over his career as a novelist. It focuses on the intensification of Sicilian linguistic features in Camilleri’s narrative works, in particular features pertaining to the domains of sounds and grammar, since these have been marginalized in linguistic-centered research on the evolution of Camilleri’s narrative language and remain overall understudied. Through a systematic comparative analysis of the distribution patterns of selected Sicilian features in a selection of Camilleri’s historical novels and novels of the Montalbano series, the author identifies the individual features that have become most widespread and the lexical items that are targeted with highest frequency and consistency. The results of the analysis show that in the earlier novels, Sicilian features are rather sparse and can be attributed to linguistic situational functionality; that is, they function as indices of salient, distinctive aspects of topics, settings, events/situations, and characters. Conversely, in the latest novels, Sicilian elements pervade the entire novels and the texts are written almost entirely in Camilleri’s own Sicilian, vigatese, so that Sicilian is stripped of any linguistic situational functionality.
Summary Book Review Sicilian Elements in Andrea Camilleri's Narrative Language by Cinzia Russi:
Download or read book Sicilian Elements in Andrea Camilleri's Narrative Language written by Cinzia Russi and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univer. This book was released on 2020-12 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sicilian Elements in Andrea Camilleri's Narrative Language examines Camilleri's unique linguistic repertoire provides a systematic analysis of the distribution of Sicilian features in selected historical and mystery (Montalbano) novels, and assesses their function as indices of salient aspects of topics, settings and characters.
Author :Stewart King Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2022-04-21 ISBN 10 :9781108484596 Pages :331 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.8/5 (459 users download)
Summary Book Review The Cambridge Companion to World Crime Fiction by Stewart King:
Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to World Crime Fiction written by Stewart King and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-04-21 with total page 331 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first systematic account of crime fiction as a global genre, offering unprecedented coverage of distinct traditions across the world.
Summary Book Review Heroism and Wisdom, Italian Style by Raymond Angelo Belliotti:
Download or read book Heroism and Wisdom, Italian Style written by Raymond Angelo Belliotti and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-09-08 with total page 355 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Heroism and Wisdom is an interdisciplinary work dissecting the lives, philosophies, and works of fourteen historically significant Italian figures to examine the topics of Italian history, culture, and moral psychology of notions such as practical wisdom, heroism, authenticity, honor, will to power, and leading a meaningful human life.
Summary Book Review The Unpopular Realism of Vincenzo Padula by Joseph Francese:
Download or read book The Unpopular Realism of Vincenzo Padula written by Joseph Francese and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-10-18 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Unpopular Realism of Vincenzo Padula, a Calabrian intellectual committed to the plight of his Region, provides a microhistory of life in a Southern Italian province in the decade following Unification by giving voice to the working classes and women through representation of a diverse reality ignored by the Savoyards.
Summary Book Review Trump and Mussolini by Anna Camaiti Hostert:
Download or read book Trump and Mussolini written by Anna Camaiti Hostert and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-12-15 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Trump and Mussolini depicts two historic individuals, though divided by a century--the former at the dawn of mass society, the latter of social networking--as men of beginnings, exploiting these unique moments to their advantage and utilizing rhetoric, mannerism, and body language as weapons of communication often against truth and common good.
Summary Book Review Italian Rebels by Raymond A. Belliotti:
Download or read book Italian Rebels written by Raymond A. Belliotti and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Belliotti analyzes the role of positive duties in moral theory, the efficacy of theocratic republicanism, strategies for political revolutions, the implications of an enduring Sicilian ethos, and the profits and perils of the individual-community continuum, while distinctively interpreting the lives and ideologies of Mazzini, Gramsci, and Giuliano.
Summary Book Review Alfredo de Palchi by Giorgio Linguaglossa:
Download or read book Alfredo de Palchi written by Giorgio Linguaglossa and published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. This book was released on 2020-12-10 with total page 119 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this keen examination of Alfredo de Palchi’s lyrical oeuvre, Giorgio Linguaglossa refers to de Palchi as the missing link in Italian poetry in the second half of the twentieth century. From page one of this study, de Palchi’s voice is in constant dialogue with the Italian poets of his time. Linguaglossa gives us a complete picture of the relationship between de Palchi’s asymptomatic creative paradigm and what was taking place around him. While the majority of de Palchi’s life was spent outside of Italy, he continued to engage with Italy in his poetry, in translating Italian poets into English and for close to fifty years as co-editor, with Sonia Raiziss, of Chelsea magazine, a biannual that published a significant number of translations of twentieth-century Italian poets. Through Chelsea magazine de Palchi also became a conduit, bringing Italian poetry to non-Italian-speaking poetry aficionados in the United States. It is especially his own verse, written outside the geocultural boundaries that we know as Italy, which makes this study by Giorgio Linguaglossa all the more important.
Summary Book Review Portrait of the Artist and His Mother in Twentieth-Century Italian Culture by Daniela Bini:
Download or read book Portrait of the Artist and His Mother in Twentieth-Century Italian Culture written by Daniela Bini and published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. This book was released on 2020-11-05 with total page 267 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The power exercised by the mother on the son in Mediterranean cultures has been amply studied. Italy is a special case in the Modern Era and the phenomenon of Mammismo italiano is indeed well known. Scholars have traced this obsession with the mother figure to the Catholic cult of the Virgin Mary, but in fact, it is more ancient. What has not been adequately addressed however, is how Mammismo italiano has been manifested in complex ways in various modern artistic forms. Portrait of the Artist and His Mother in Twentieth-Century Italian Culture focuses on case studies of five prominent creative personalities, representing different, sometimes overlapping artistic genres (Luigi Pirandello, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Dino Buzzati, Carlo Levi, Federico Fellini). The author examines how the mother-son relationship not only affected, but actually shaped their work. Although the analysis uses mainly a psychological and psychoanalytical critical approach, the belief of the author, substantiated by historians, anthropologists and sociologists, is that historical and cultural conditions contributed to and reinforced the Italian character. This book concludes with an analysis of some examples of Italian film comedies, such as Fellini's and Monicelli's where mammismo/vitellonismo is treated with a lighter tone and a pointed self irony.
Summary Book Review Andrea Camilleri by Lucia Rinaldi:
Download or read book Andrea Camilleri written by Lucia Rinaldi and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 185 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first comprehensive reference work in English dedicated to the writing of world-famous Italian mystery writer Andrea Camilleri. It includes entries on plots, characters, dates, literary motifs, and themes from the bestselling author’s detective stories and television crime dramas, with special attention given to the serialized policeman Inspector Salvo Montalbano, Camilleri’s most famous character. It also equips the reader with background information on Camilleri’s life and career and provides a guide to the writings of reviewers and critics.
Author :Elena Past Publisher :University of Toronto Press Release Date :2012-01-01 ISBN 10 :9781442643888 Pages :369 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.4/5 (388 users download)
Summary Book Review Methods of Murder by Elena Past:
Download or read book Methods of Murder written by Elena Past and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2012-01-01 with total page 369 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Past traces the roots of the twentieth-century literature and cinema of crime to two much earlier, diverging interpretations of the criminal: the bodiless figure of Cesare Beccaria's Enlightenment-era On Crimes and Punishments, and the biological offender of Cesare Lombroso's positivist Criminal Man
Summary Book Review Sicily on Screen by Giovanna Summerfield:
Download or read book Sicily on Screen written by Giovanna Summerfield and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2020-03-13 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With its physical beauty and kaleidoscopic cultural background, Sicily has long been a source of inspiration for filmmakers. Twelve new essays by international scholars--and additional writings from directors Roberta Torre, Giovanna Taviani, and Costanza Quatriglio--seek to offset the near-absence of scholarship focusing on the relationship between the Mediterranean island and cinema. Touching on class relations, immigration, gender and poverty, the essays examine how Sicily is depicted in fiction, satire and documentaries. Situated between North and South, East and West, innovation and tradition, authenticity and displacement, Sicily acts as a microcosm of the world, a place to explore numerous narratives and develop intercultural dialogue. It is also the center of cinematographic discussions and events such as the Taormina Film Festival and the SalinaDocFest. The volume presents Sicily almost as a character and creator in its own right.
Summary Book Review Politics and Society in Italian Crime Fiction by Barbara Pezzotti:
Download or read book Politics and Society in Italian Crime Fiction written by Barbara Pezzotti and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-23 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book comprehensively covers the history of Italian crime fiction from its origins to the present. Using the concept of “moral rebellion,” the author examines the ways in which Italian crime fiction has articulated the country’s social and political changes. The book concentrates on such writers as Augusto de Angelis (1888–1944), Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911–1969), Leonardo Sciascia (1921–1989), Andrea Camilleri (b. 1925), Loriano Macchiavelli (b. 1934), Massimo Carlotto (b. 1956), and Marcello Fois (b. 1960). Through the analysis of writers belonging to differing crucial periods of Italy’s history, this work reveals the many ways in which authors exploit the genre to reflect social transformation and dysfunction.
Download or read book Italian Crime Fiction written by and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2011-10-01 with total page 159 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The present volume is the first study in the English language to focus specifically on Italian crime fiction, weaving together a historical perspective and a thematic approach, with a particular focus on the representation of space, especially city space, gender, and the tradition of impegno, the social and political engagement which characterised the Italian cultural and literary scene in the postwar period. The 8 chapters in this volume explore the distinctive features of the Italian tradition from the 1930s to the present, by focusing on a wide range of detective and crime novels by selected Italian writers, some of whom have an established international reputation, such as C. E. Gadda, L. Sciascia and U. Eco, whilst others may be relatively unknown, such as the new generation of crime writers of the Bologna school and Italian women crime writers. Each chapter examines a specific period, movement or group of writers, as well as engaging with broader debates over the contribution crime fiction makes more generally to contemporary Italian and European culture. The editor and contributors of this volume argue strongly in favour of reinstating crime fiction within the canon of Italian modern literature by presenting this once marginalised literary genre as a body of works which, when viewed without the artificial distinction between high and popular literature, shows a remarkable insight into Italy’s postwar history, tracking its societal and political troubles and changes as well as often also engaging with metaphorical and philosophical notions of right or wrong, evil, redemption, and the search of the self.
Summary Book Review Subtitling Today by Silvia Bruti:
Download or read book Subtitling Today written by Silvia Bruti and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2015-11-25 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nowadays subtitling accomplishes several purposes; it is meant for diverse audiences and comes in many forms. This collection of innovative contributions explores these different manifestations, and offers a snapshot of the state of the art of a dynamic and ever-evolving field of study. This volume intentionally assembles essays that analyse subtitling in various audiovisual genres, including television series, variety programmes, operas, operettas, feature films and live conferences, and that consider various languages, such as Chinese, English, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese and Polish. It underscores both traditional and novel viewpoints and approaches to the subject, thus broadening the horizons of such a fascinating field. The diversity of topics tackled will encourage further reflection on a well-established research area, and, as such, the volume will appeal to both novice and expert researchers and professionals.
Summary Book Review Italian Crime Fiction in the Era of the Anti-Mafia Movement by William Farina:
Download or read book Italian Crime Fiction in the Era of the Anti-Mafia Movement written by William Farina and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2020-02-28 with total page 235 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over the last three decades, Italian crime fiction has demonstrated a trend toward a much higher level of realism and complexity. The origins of the New Italian Epic, as it has been coined by some of its proponents, can be found in the widespread backlash against the Mafia-sponsored murders of Sicilian magistrates which culminated with the assassinations of Judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino in 1992. Though beginning in the Italian language, this prolific, popular movement has more recently found its way into the English language and hence it has found a much wider international audience. Following a brief, yet detailed, history of the cultural and economic development of Sicily, this book provides a multilayered look into the evolution of the New Italian Epic genre. The works of ten prominent contemporary writers, including Andrea Camilleri, Michael Dibdin, Elena Ferrante, and Massimo Carlotto, are examined against the backdrop of various historical periods. This "past is prologue" approach to contemporary crime fiction provides context for the creation of these recent novels and enhances understanding of the complex moral ambiguity that is characteristic of anti-mafia Italian crime fiction.
Summary Book Review Communicating English in Specialised Domains by Stefania Maci:
Download or read book Communicating English in Specialised Domains written by Stefania Maci and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2020-01-08 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume is dedicated to Maurizio Gotti, in honour of his long and noteworthy academic career. Having served as Full Professor of History of the English Language and of English Language and Translation for more than two decades at the University of Bergamo, Italy, Gotti made significant contributions to multiple areas of study including specialized discourses, lexicography, history of the English language and language teaching. This wide-ranging collection brings together essays from these fields of enquiry authored by scholars whose academic input have interacted in various ways with ideas and topics introduced or extensively discussed by Gotti. The contributions are grouped into four theme-based sections representing the main threads in Gotti’s research, from the macro area of specialised discourse to the more specific fields of research in academic and legal languages, while the fourth section includes contributions dealing with the history of English language, and is followed by a miscellaneous section which concludes the collection.