The Resource Calvino and the age of Neorealism : fables of estrangement, Lucia Re

Calvino and the age of Neorealism : fables of estrangement, Lucia Re

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Calvino and the age of Neorealism : fables of estrangement
Title
Calvino and the age of Neorealism
Title remainder
fables of estrangement
Statement of responsibility
Lucia Re
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Italo Calvino's reputation as one of the great writers of our century rests chiefly on his allegorical fables and fantastic narratives, whose inventiveness, irreverence, and elegant style are universally admired. In this study, the author focuses on Calvino's first novel, The Path to the Nest of Spiders (1947), because in it she discerns a critical point of origin for Calvino's entire 'ethics' of writing. She shows how, in The Path, he challenges the poetics of objectivity of the Italian neorealists movement and offers a complex and ironic representation of the anti-Fascist armed resistance in Italy. Situating Calvino's early work in its historical and cultural context, the author reassesses Italian neorealism in terms of the theories and critical debates about realism of such critics as Lukács, Sartre, Brecht, Adorno, and Barthes. She analyzes neorealism's narrative practices and cultural and political implications, while setting neorealism in the context of the resistance and the postwar Reconstruction in Italy and giving readings of major neorealist texts (novels by Pavese and Vittorini, films by Rossellini, Visconti, and others) as well as relatively obscure minor ones. The heart of the book consists of readings of The Path from four different but intersecting critical perspectives: formalist-narratological, sociohistorical, psychoanalytic, and Bakhtinian. The readings assess the importance of Calvino's beginnings for the body of his work and incorporate relevant references to his later fiction and critical essays. Out of these multiple readings, the ironic estrangement of the real through the act of writing itself emerges as his key narratological strategy
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
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Re, Lucia
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ4809.A45
LC item number
Z85 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Calvino, Italo
  • Calvino, Italo
  • Calvino, Italo
  • Calvino, Italo
  • Calvino, Italo
  • Calvino, Italo
  • Realism in literature
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Réalisme dans la littérature
  • Epik
  • Neorealismus
  • Italienisch
Label
Calvino and the age of Neorealism : fables of estrangement, Lucia Re
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
419 pages
Isbn
9780804716505
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89049547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)20823296
  • (OCoLC)ocm20823296
Label
Calvino and the age of Neorealism : fables of estrangement, Lucia Re
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
419 pages
Isbn
9780804716505
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89049547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)20823296
  • (OCoLC)ocm20823296

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