University Press Copublishing Division / Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
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978-1-61147-913-3 • Hardback • March 2017 • $98.00 • (£75.00)
978-1-61147-914-0 • eBook • March 2017 • $93.00 • (£72.00)
Elena Borelli is assistant professor of Italian at the City University of New York.
Chapter 1: Desire in the Italian Fin de Siècle: Between Evolutionism and Aestheticism
Chapter 2: Action or Contemplation? The Role of the Artist in Fin de Siècle Italy
Chapter 3: Giovanni Pascoli’s Divine Comedy: a Poem of Desire
Chapter 4: The Male Hero and the Evolution of Desire in D’Annunzio’s Novels
Chapter 5: Giovanni Pascoli’s Poemi Conviviali and the Shipwreck of Desire
Chapter 6: The Centaur of Modernity of the Body Without Desire
Although its title specifically refers to Pascoli and d’Annunzio, this book offers a wide examination of the whole late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Italian cultural milieu, which is looked at through a specific philosophical lens. . . . This is a very interesting book not only for scholars of d’Annunzio and Pascoli, but for anyone interested in fin-de-siècle Italian culture and in the ways in which philosophical debates impact on artists’ aesthetics.
— Modern Language Review