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History (various) La storia del mondo in 100 oggetti

  • By Neil MacGregor
  • Price: £26.95
  • ISBN: 9788845930157
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After the opening essay on the general significance of literature, Eco examines a number of major authors from the Western canon. A stimulating chapter on the poetic qualities of Dante's "Paradiso" is followed by one on the style of the Communist Manifesto. The next three essays centre on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literature: one on the French writer Nerval's masterpiece, "Sylvie" (a major influence on Eco and a novella that he translated into Italian), one on Oscar Wilde's love of paradox, and one on Joyce's views on language.

The last three pieces deal with the road that leads from Cervantes via Swift to Borges' "Library of Babel", then an essay on Eco's own anxiety about Borges' influence on him, and the volume ends with an article on the enigmatic Italian critic and anthropologist Piero Camporesi. "On Literature" is a provocative and entertaining collection of sprightly essays on the key texts that have shaped Eco, the novelist and critic. This volume will appeal to anyone interested in how new light is shed on old masters by a great contemporary mind.

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Series History (various) Title La storia del mondo in 100 oggetti
Subject Italian Language Italian
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date October 2015 Authors Neil MacGregor
Binding Paperback Pages 705
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 1557
ESB Code 37923 ISBN 9788845930157
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - publisher cannot give date. If very urgent, please contact us at direct@esb.co.uk
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