Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 January 2012

308 Pages | Two diagrams


ISBN: 9780199698455

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Landscapes of Desire in the Poetry of Vittorio Sereni

Francesca Southerden

Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs

  • The first book-length study in English of Vittorio Sereni (1913-83), a major figure of Italian twentieth-century poetry
  • Re-evaluates, through close reading, Sereni's relationship to figures of the Italian poetic tradition, including Dante, Petrarch, and Leopardi
  • Interdisciplinary approach that incorporates elements of linguistics, psychoanalytic theory, textuality, and poetics
  • Proposes a model of intertextual analysis that goes beyond a consideration of the poet's sources to examine the patterns of desire upon which the authors with which he is in dialogue establish their own discourses