Grazia Deledda's Dance of Modernity (Toronto Italian by Margherita Heyer-Caput

By Margherita Heyer-Caput

Grazia Deledda (1871-1936) was once the writer of many influential novels and is still essentially the most major Italian ladies writers of her time. although, critics are likely to pigeonhole her works into handy literary different types and to disregard the distinctiveness of her variety and voice. Grazia Deledda's Dance of Modernity deals a well timed and thought-provoking interpretation of this Nobel laureate, reading her paintings within the context of eu philosophical and literary modernity.

Margherita Heyer-Caput takes a philosophical and philological procedure that allows you to offer a reassessment of Deledda's place within the literary canon. whilst, she increases the bigger factor of the prestige of allegedly 'regional' or 'minor' literatures in the context of Italian modernity. facing 4 novels consultant of Deledda's enormous corpus, Heyer-Caput addresses and dismantles components of regionalismo, verismo, and decadentismo, labels with which Deledda's works are on a regular basis linked. this is often the 1st quantity to introduce a few of Deledda's ignored texts to an Anglophone viewers. It invitations readers to overturn demonstrated serious different types and to query margin-centre hierarchies either within the extensive context of literary modernity and the narrower body of Deledda's writing.

Grazia Deledda's Dance of Modernity is a hugely unique and leading edge interpretation of Deledda's narrative in philosophical standpoint, which additionally comprises the learn of textual adaptations and considers cultural heritage in Italy through the early 20th century. it's a much-needed exam of an immense author and the way she controlled to build her personal literary and gender identification within the context of modernity.

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