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Published: 23 February 2012

144 Pages | 13 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199231799

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Italian Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Peter Hainsworth and David Robey

Very Short Introductions

  • Introduces Italian literature from the Middle Ages to the present day
  • Discusses themes and issues that have recurred throughout history and which are still important today
  • Covers a wide range of writers and works, including some of the greatest - Dante, Petrarch, Manzoni, Calvino - as well as others who are less well-known
  • Considers the way in which Italian literature has changed over the last thirty years, including the influence of women's writing in Italian
  • Does not assume any previous knowledge of Italian literature and is written in a clear and approachable style