TITLE

AMBIGUITIES IN ITALIAN LITERATURE

AUTHOR(S)
Chiaromonte, Nicola
PUB. DATE
October 1953
SOURCE
New Republic;10/5/53, Vol. 129 Issue 10, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the book "Il mare non bagna Napoli," by Anne Marie Ortese. The author presents certain remarks in the book about the struggle between "Nature" and "Reason" in the South that could well apply to the moral and culturar situation of Italy as a whole. Nature dominates the Italian scene, and it is particularly visible in the narrative literature of today, when practically everybody claims to be a "realist," that is to convey a definite experience rather than a literary mood. In Ortese's book, the critics have highly praised the two short stories, while tending to dismiss the straightforward descriptions of Neapolitan life which constitute the real merit of the volume.
ACCESSION #
14484616

 

Related Articles

  • The Iguana (Book). Fuchs, Marcia G.; Fletcher, Janet // Library Journal;10/1/1987, Vol. 112 Issue 16, p109 

    Reviews the book 'The Iguana,' by Anna Maria Ortese.

  • THE POETRY OF PROSE: ANNA MARIA ORTESE'S EARLY WRITINGS. MOSER, AMELIA // Italian Poetry Review;2007, Issue 2, p443 

    The article offers poetry criticism of the poem "Manuele" by Anna Maria Ortese. It is a composition of three shorter works: Manuele,Il ritorno che non si vede and A voi, sue cose tornate based on the death of her brother. In Manuele, the focus is on the mourning of soul, in Il ritorno che non si...

  • Books and Things.  // New Republic;2/27/15, Vol. 2 Issue 17, p106 

    Discusses several plays of Alexandre Dumas and Henrik Ibsen. Notions of naturalistic techniques in "Monsieur Alphonse" of Dumas; Efforts of Ibsen to differentiate the tone of dialogue supposed to be spoken in the morning and in the evening; Assertion of the author that the technique of Ibsen is...

  • The Octopus. Scharnhorst, Gary // Studies in American Naturalism;Winter2010, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p189 

    The article focuses on a review of Frank Norris's novel "The Octopus" by Julian Hawthorne published in the June 9, 1901 issue of the newspaper "North American." Hawthorne worked as a book reviewer for the publications "Pall Mall Gazette" and the "Spectator," among others, in England in the...

  • (De)konstruiranje sudbonosnih krugova života (na primjeru romana Ho-ruk Hasana Kikića). ŽUJO, Lejla // Istrazivanja: Casopis Fakulteta Humanistickih Nauka;2012, Vol. 7, p119 

    This work introduces a gyre as a recurring element in a novel Ho-ruk by Hasan Kikić. This motif has metaphorical meaning in the novel. Through its repetition the motif of the gyre produces other aspects of the novel such as theme or mood. The motif of the gyre is seen through the postmodern...

  • Samuel Beckett's Trilogy and the Ecology of Negation. Saunders, Paul // Journal of Beckett Studies (Edinburgh University Press);Apr2011, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p54 

    The article provides a more comprehensive account of writer Samuel Beckett's negative ecology in the novel "Trilogy." It examines Beckett's assessment of the relationship between the domination of nature and the conventions of realism and the common sense view of nature it supports. The article...

  • MICE IN MASKS AND AGEING SUPERHEROES: using graphic novels in the Media classroom. DOYLE, ANDREW // Screen Education;Spring2008, Issue 51, p68 

    The article discusses how graphic novels can be used as educational tools in the classroom. The author notes how graphic novels differ from comic books and can include subversive content. He discusses how graphic novels such as "Watchmen" and "V for Vendetta" present ethical and political...

  • A Study of Choubak's Works through Naturalistic Perspective. Nikpanah, Mansoor; Gharibey, Sima; Mollaei, Ahmad; Mozaffari, Nasrin // Language in India;Dec2016, Vol. 16 Issue 12, p142 

    Persian fiction has undergone changes during recent decades in a way that at times some paradoxical and exaggerating comments have been put forth regarding some writers and consequently readers have been left perplexed. One of these authors is Sadegh Choubak about whose writing style much has...

  • verismo (late 19th century) Art.  // Dictionary of Theories;2002, p546 

    A definition of the term "verismo" is presented. It refers to a movement in the 19th century Italian art and literature. It focused on the significance of popular culture and a realistic representation of contemporary life. The term also focuses on the most extreme form of realism in 20th...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics