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Contemporary Italian Narrative and 1970s Terrorism By David Ward

Contemporary Italian Narrative and 1970s Terrorism by David Ward

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This book is about literary representations of the both left- and right-wing Italian terrorism of the 1970s by contemporary Italian authors.

Contemporary Italian Narrative and 1970s Terrorism Summary

Contemporary Italian Narrative and 1970s Terrorism: Stranger than Fact by David Ward

This book is about literary representations of the both left- and right-wing Italian terrorism of the 1970s by contemporary Italian authors. In offering detailed analyses of the many contemporary novels that have terrorism in either their foreground or background, it offers a take on postmodern narrative practices that is alternative to and more positive than the highly critical assessment of Italian postmodernism that has characterized some sectors of current Italian literary criticism. It explores how contemporary Italian writers have developed narrative strategies that enable them to represent the fraught experience of Italian terrorism in the 1970s. In its conclusions, the book suggests that to meet the challenge of representation posed by terrorism fiction rather than fact is the writer's best friend and most effective tool.

Contemporary Italian Narrative and 1970s Terrorism Reviews

For the richness of its argument and for the clear and sure way in which it takes up its positions [...] Contemporary Italian narrative and 1970s terrorism: Stranger than fact gives an excellent account of itself as a survey of Italian narrative on the 1970s and as a very important contribution to the critical debate on the potential of literary experimentation. (Elena Prat, Incontri, Vol. 32 (2), 2017)

About David Ward

David Ward is Professor of Italian Studies at Wellesley College, USA. He is the author of A Poetics of Resistance: Narrative and the Writings of Pier Paolo Pasolini, Antifascisms: Cultural Politics in Italy, 1943-1946, and Piero Gobetti's New World: Antifascism, Liberalism, Writing.


Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. In Defence of the Rose.- 3. Family Albums ad Conspiracy Theories.- 4. Stranger than Fact.- Bibliography.- Index.

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NPB9783319835549
9783319835549
3319835548
Contemporary Italian Narrative and 1970s Terrorism: Stranger than Fact by David Ward
New
Paperback
Springer International Publishing AG
2018-07-13
241
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