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Trends in contemporary Italian narrative 1980-2007

Ania, G and Hallamore-Caesar, A 2007, Trends in contemporary Italian narrative 1980-2007 , Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, UK.

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    Abstract

    The ‘new Italian narrative’ that began to be spoken about in the 1980s was not associated with a single writer or movement but with an eclectic and varied production. The eight essays that make up this volume set out to give a flavour of the breadth and range of recent trends and developments. The collection opens with two essays on crime fiction. In the first, Luca Somigli examines novels dealing with topical issues or recent history and which reveal a strong indigenous and regional tradition, while in the second, Nicoletta McGowan discusses the particular case of a noir by Claudia Salvatori. They are followed by essays on two of Italy’s best-known contemporary writers: Marina Spunta’s essay explores the representation of space, place and landscape in the work of Gianni Celati and photographer Luigi Ghirri, while Darrell O’Connell analyses the fiction of Vincenzo Consolo, and his struggle to find a means of representing an ethical stance within fiction.

    Item Type: Book
    Additional Information: Published with the permission of Cambridge Scholars Publishing. See USIR item 1782 for Gillian Ania's chapter within this book.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Italian literature
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > DG Italy
    Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
    Memory, Text and Place
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Translating and Interpreting
    Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
    Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
    Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
    Refereed: Yes
    ISBN: 9781847182760
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    Depositing User: Institutional Repository
    Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2009 15:53
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:55
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1746

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