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Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Martin McLaughlin, Letizia Panizza, and Peter Hainsworth (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Petrarch was Italy's second most famous writer (after Dante), and indeed from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries he was much better known and more influential in English literature than Dante. ... More


Leopardi and Petrarch

Pamela Williams

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines Giacomo Leopardi's own imitation of Petrarch. It describes Leopardi's major engagement with Petrarch including his commentary on the Canzoniere and explains the similarities and ... More


Landscapes of Desire in the Poetry of Vittorio Sereni

Francesca Southerden

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698455
eISBN:
9780191738258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698455.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Landscapes of Desire in the Poetry of Vittorio Sereni is the first book-length study in English on Vittorio Sereni (1913-83), one of the major figures of Italian twentieth-century ... More


Replotting the Textual Landscape: The Role of Deixis in Frontiera and Gli strumenti umani

Francesca Southerden

in Landscapes of Desire in the Poetry of Vittorio Sereni

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698455
eISBN:
9780191738258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698455.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The chapter begins with a definition of deixis and its poetic uses, which are then developed with regard to Sereni through a comparative reading of poems from his first and third collections, ... More


Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy

Joseph Luzzi

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123555
eISBN:
9780300151787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123555.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book explores Italian Romanticism and the modern myth of Italy. Ranging across European and international borders, the book examines the metaphors, facts, and fictions about Italy that were born ... More


Beginnings

Vilma De Gasperin

in Loss and the Other in the Visionary Work of Anna Maria Ortese

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199673810
eISBN:
9780191751998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673810.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores Ortese’s early texts, which reveal Ortese’s writing originating from loss, such as autobiographical bereavement, separation, and melancholy. The elegy ‘Manuele’ (1933) and the ... More


Fictional Autobiography

Vilma De Gasperin

in Loss and the Other in the Visionary Work of Anna Maria Ortese

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199673810
eISBN:
9780191751998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673810.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Drawing on theories of autobiography, this chapter begins by investigating Ortese’s manipulation of the genre in her major novel Il porto di Toledo (1975), which revisits and incorporates Ortese’s ... More


Fairy Tales

Vilma De Gasperin

in Loss and the Other in the Visionary Work of Anna Maria Ortese

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199673810
eISBN:
9780191751998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673810.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores ‘Il Monaciello di Napoli’ (1940), ‘Folletto a Genova’ (1984) and Il cardillo addolorato (1993), texts centred around an elf character, sharing many features with the fairy-tale ... More


Nineteenth-Century Poetry: Romanticism and After

Walter Cohen

in A History of European Literature: The West and the World from Antiquity to the Present

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198732679
eISBN:
9780191796951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732679.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Unconstrained by the inhibiting logic of realist fiction, nineteenth-century poetry—and especially Romantic poetry—routinely concerns itself with distant cultures and questions of empire. In lyric ... More


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