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The Resource Resistance, heroism, loss : World War II in Italian literature and film, edited by Thomas Cragin and Laura A. Salsini

Resistance, heroism, loss : World War II in Italian literature and film, edited by Thomas Cragin and Laura A. Salsini

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Resistance, heroism, loss : World War II in Italian literature and film
Title
Resistance, heroism, loss
Title remainder
World War II in Italian literature and film
Statement of responsibility
edited by Thomas Cragin and Laura A. Salsini
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
In no other country in Europe has national identity been so closely bound to memories of the war than Italy. Italy's Republic was born of World War II, its constitution defined by anti-Fascism, its parties self-identified with national Resistance. Because of their importance to the nation's identity, the nature and meaning of the war have been the focus of great contention, from 1943 to the present day. In recent years Italy has taken on a national evaluation of the more troubling and contested aspects of its role in the war, including its support of Fascism and collaboration after 1943, its treatment of Jews and other minorities, deep national divisions that created a civil war between 1943-1945, and the centrality of war myth to lingering postwar problems. Scholars of Italian history, literature, and cinema play a fundamental role in this appraisal, and this volume of essays attests to the importance of film and literature to the ways in which changing political, social, and cultural imperatives have altered the war's memory. These articles expand our understanding of the shifting phases in national memory by highlighting significant features of each era's portrayal of the war. Contributions come from eight scholars who capture the full variety of disciplinary and sub-disciplinary approaches that are current today, including film genre studies, cultural history, gender studies, Holocaust studies, and the very new fields of emotion studies, shame theory, and environmental studies. Their innovative application of questions and methods that speak to important new subfields in Italian Studies make this volume an invaluable tool for scholars and their students--back cover
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DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ4088
LC item number
.R425 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
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  • Cragin, Thomas
  • Salsini, Laura A.
Series statement
The Fairleigh Dickinson University Press series in Italian studies
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  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Italian literature
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • War films
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • War in literature
  • Underground movements in literature
  • Underground movements in motion pictures
  • Italian literature
  • Underground movements in literature
  • Underground movements in motion pictures
  • War and literature
  • War and motion pictures
  • War films
  • War in literature
  • Italy
  • Faschismus
  • Kollektives Gedächtnis
  • Literatur
  • Weltkrieg
  • Widerstand
  • Italien
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Resistance, heroism, loss : World War II in Italian literature and film, edited by Thomas Cragin and Laura A. Salsini
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction: phases in Italy's representations of World War II -- Poetic truth of war: Elsa Morante's "The Sicilian soldier" / Gabrielle Orsi -- Brotherhood of arms: patriotism, Atlanticism and sublimation of war in 1950s Italian war movies / Gianluca Fantoni -- Responses to Cold War crisis: La ciociara from Moravia to De Sica / Thomas Cragin -- Andremo in Città: a Levinasian witnessing in Edith Bruck's short story and Nelo Risi's film / Virginia Picchietti -- Spaces of resistance: the role of the mountain in Italy's partisan war / Angela Boscolo Berto -- Mysteries of Italian women partisans in Luce d'Eramo's Una strana fortuna and in Bruno Morchio's Rossoamaro / Barbara Zaczek -- La rappresaglia: highlighting female identity through the emotion of shame / Simonetta Milli Konewko -- Visions of virility: masculinity and memory in the Italian war film / Rebecca Bauman
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1014051657
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxii, 168 pages
Isbn
9781683931379
Lccn
2017060578
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1014051657
Label
Resistance, heroism, loss : World War II in Italian literature and film, edited by Thomas Cragin and Laura A. Salsini
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: phases in Italy's representations of World War II -- Poetic truth of war: Elsa Morante's "The Sicilian soldier" / Gabrielle Orsi -- Brotherhood of arms: patriotism, Atlanticism and sublimation of war in 1950s Italian war movies / Gianluca Fantoni -- Responses to Cold War crisis: La ciociara from Moravia to De Sica / Thomas Cragin -- Andremo in Città: a Levinasian witnessing in Edith Bruck's short story and Nelo Risi's film / Virginia Picchietti -- Spaces of resistance: the role of the mountain in Italy's partisan war / Angela Boscolo Berto -- Mysteries of Italian women partisans in Luce d'Eramo's Una strana fortuna and in Bruno Morchio's Rossoamaro / Barbara Zaczek -- La rappresaglia: highlighting female identity through the emotion of shame / Simonetta Milli Konewko -- Visions of virility: masculinity and memory in the Italian war film / Rebecca Bauman
Control code
1014051657
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxii, 168 pages
Isbn
9781683931379
Lccn
2017060578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1014051657

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