Journals Higher Education



This item has an extended shipping time. The typical delivery time is 2 weeks.

Published: 24 March 2012

152 Pages | 13 b/w illus.

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199231799

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Request Examination Copy

Bookseller Code (03)

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
  • Written by two established, leading academics of the topic
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over three million copies sold worldwide