In: Hainsworth, Peter and Robey, David eds.
The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature.
Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
About the book:
This is the first comprehensive reference work on Italian literature to be published in English. With 2,400 entries from an international team of scholars, it provides a wealth of clear, up-to-date assessments of Italy's writers, famous and not so famous, from 1200 to 2000. It covers writers who wrote in Italian, dialect, or Latin, and offers vital background information on historical events, regional culture, and the other arts.
-First comprehensive reference to Italian literature in English for both specialists and non-specialists
-Covers the whole of Italian literature - from the 13th century to the present - with generous coverage of contemporary writing
-Provides in-depth coverage of major figures from Dante and Machiavelli to Pirandello and Primo Levi
-Includes extensive entries on less well-known writers as well as writings by Italians in dialect and in other languages, notably Latin and Provencal
-Places writers and works in their wider social, historical, artistic, and political circumstances with a valuable range of contextual entries
-Cross-referenced throughout, with an Introduction, a Reader's Guide, a Chronology, and Maps
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