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The Resource American Risorgimento : Herman Melville and the cultural politics of Italy, Dennis Berthold

American Risorgimento : Herman Melville and the cultural politics of Italy, Dennis Berthold

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American Risorgimento : Herman Melville and the cultural politics of Italy
Title
American Risorgimento
Title remainder
Herman Melville and the cultural politics of Italy
Statement of responsibility
Dennis Berthold
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Although Herman Melville is typically considered one of America's earliest cosmopolitan writers, scholarship has focused primarily on his involvement with the South Seas, England, and the Holy Land. In American Risorgimento: Herman Melville and the Cultural Politics of Italy, Dennis Berthold extends Melville's transnational vision both geographically and historically by examining his many references to Italy and Rome in the context of the Risorgimento, Italy's long quest for independence and political unity." "Melville's contemporaries, notably Margaret Fuller and Henry T. Tuckerman, recognized the similarities between the Risorgimento and America's struggle for national identity, and the influx of exiles from the failed Italian revolutions of 1820 and 1831 made Melville's New York a hotbed of Risorgimento sympathies. Literary and political expostulations on Italy's plight combined to create a distinctively American view of the Risorgimento that Melville elaborated in his fiction through allusions, characterizations, and direct commentary on Roman history, Dante, Machiavelli, Pope Pius IX, and Giuseppe Mazzini." "Melville followed the unfolding drama of Italian nationalism more closely than any other major American writer and found in it tropes and themes that fueled his turn to poetry, particularly after his visit to Italy in 1857. The Civil War, a crisis for American nationalism as urgent and profound as the Risorgimento, reinforced the symbolic parallels between the United States and Italy and led Melville to meditate on Giuseppe Garibaldi and other Italian patriots in one of his longest poems." "Melville's literary appropriations of Italian history, art, and politics demonstrate that transnational cultural exchanges are not confined to later American writing but originate with the country's earliest authors and their recognition that any national literature worthy of the name must incorporate a broad international frame of reference."--Jacket
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digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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Berthold, Dennis
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Melville, Herman
  • Melville, Herman
  • Melville, Herman
  • Melville, Herman
  • Italy
  • United States
  • Civilization
  • Italy
  • United States
  • Risorgimento
  • Rezeption
  • Kulturelle Entwicklung
  • Nationale Einheit
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
Label
American Risorgimento : Herman Melville and the cultural politics of Italy, Dennis Berthold
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Italy in the American imagination : a divided vision -- Mardi's Dantean intertext -- Fleeing revolution : the rise and fall of the Roman republic -- Machiavellian aesthetics : from Pierre to the Confidence-man -- The triumph of nationality : early poems and Battle-pieces -- "The Italian turn of thought" : Clarel and late writings
Control code
ocn747305633
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 291 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814271414
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  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1681mgj
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  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747305633
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
American Risorgimento : Herman Melville and the cultural politics of Italy, Dennis Berthold
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Italy in the American imagination : a divided vision -- Mardi's Dantean intertext -- Fleeing revolution : the rise and fall of the Roman republic -- Machiavellian aesthetics : from Pierre to the Confidence-man -- The triumph of nationality : early poems and Battle-pieces -- "The Italian turn of thought" : Clarel and late writings
Control code
ocn747305633
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 291 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814271414
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1681mgj
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747305633
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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