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Bondanella, Peter 1943-2017

Works: 66 works in 504 publications in 5 languages and 26,918 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Frame stories  Dictionaries  Epic poetry  Pictorial works  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Translator, Commentator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: JC143, 320.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Bondanella
The films of Federico Fellini by Peter Bondanella( )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 2,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Films of Federico Fellini examines the career of one of Italy's most renowned filmmakers through close analysis of five masterpieces that span his career: La Strada, La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, Amarcord and Interview. Providing an overview of Fellini's early career as a cartoonist and scriptwriter for neorealist directors such as Roberto Rossellini, this study traces the development of Fellini's unique and personal cinematic vision as it transcends Italian neorealism. Rejecting an overtly ideological approach to Fellini's cinema, Bondanella emphasizes the director's interest in fantasy, the irrational and individualism
Umberto Eco and the open text : semiotics, fiction, popular culture by Peter Bondanella( )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Polish and held by 2,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Umberto Eco is Italy's most famous living intellectual, known among academics for his literary and cultural theories, and to an enormous international audience through his novels, The Name of the Rose, Foucault's Pendulum and The Island of the Day Before. Umberto Eco and the Open Text is the first comprehensive study in English of Eco's work. In clear and accessible language, Peter Bondanella considers not only Eco's most famous texts, but also many occasional essays not yet translated into English. Tracing Eco's intellectual development from early studies in medieval aesthetics to seminal works on popular culture, postmodern fiction, and semiotic theory, he shows how Eco's own fiction grows out of his literary and cultural theories. Bondanella cites all texts in English, and provides a full bibliography of works by and about Eco
The prince and the discourses by Niccolò Machiavelli( )

33 editions published between 1935 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'When Machiavelli's brief treatise on Renaissance statecraft and princely power was posthumously published in 1532, it generated a debate that has raged unabated until the present day. Based upon Machiavelli's firsthand experience as an emissary of the Florentine Republic to the courts of Europe, The Prince analyses the usually violent means by which mean seize, retain, and lose political power. Machiavelli added a dimension of incisive realism to one of the major philosophical and political issues of his time, especially the relationship between public deeds and private morality. His book provides a remarkably uncompromising picture of the true nature of power, no matter in what era or by whom it is exercised"--Page 4 of cover
Discourses on Livy by Niccolò Machiavelli( )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourses on Livy (1531) demonstrates Machiavelli's fundamental preference for the republicanism of ancient Rome. In an age when political absolutism was increasingly the norm, Machiavelli's republican theories would become a dangerous ideology, and his works were placed on the Index of Prohibited Works in 1559. This new translation is richly annotated, providing the contemporary reader with sufficient historical, linguistic and political information to understand and interpret the revolutionary affirmations Machiavelli made, based on the historical evidence he found in Livy
The lives of the artists by Giorgio Vasari( )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 1,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A contemporary biography of Italian Renaissance artists by Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) translated from Italian
Dictionary of Italian literature( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 1,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the entire history of Italian literature, with entries ranging from the 13th century to the present and from Dante and Boccaccio to Umberto Eco
The Decameron : a new translation : 21 novelle, contemporary reactions, modern criticism by Giovanni Boccaccio( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of the fourteenth-century tales recounted by young citizens of Florence who have fled the city to escape the plague
Italian cinema : from neorealism to the present by Peter Bondanella( Book )

58 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated with selected film stills, this is a stimulating synthesis of Italian cinema, with penetrating analyses of all the prominent film directors, producers, actors, actresses and other leading figures of Italian cinema
The portable Machiavelli by Niccolò Machiavelli( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the four and a half centuries since Machiavelli's death, no single and unanimously accepted interpretation of his ideas has succeeded in imposing itself upon the lively debate over the meaning of his works. Yet there has never been any doubt about the fundamental importance of Machiavelli's contribution to Western political theory. The Portable Machiavelli brings together the complete texts of The Prince, Belfagor, and Castruccio Castracani, newly translated by Peter Bondanella and Mark Musa especially for this volume. In addition, the editors include an abridged version of The Discourses; a play, The Mandrake Root, in its entirety; seven private letters; and selections from The Art of War and The History of Florence
The cinema of Federico Fellini by Peter Bondanella( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Chinese and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This major artistic biography of Federico Fellini shows how his exuberant imagination has been shaped by popular culture, literature, and his encounter with the ideas of Carl Jung, especially Jungian dream interpretation. Covering Fellini's entire career, the book links his mature accomplishments to his first employment as a cartoonist, gagman, and sketch-artist during the Fascist era and his development as a leading neorealist scriptwriter. Peter Bondanella thoroughly explores key Fellinian themes to reveal the director's growth not only as an artistic master of the visual image but also as an astute interpreter of culture and politics. Throughout the book Bondanella draws on a new archive of several dozen manuscripts, obtained from Fellini and his scriptwriters. These previously unexamined documents allow a comprehensive treatment of Fellini's important part in the rise of Italian neorealism and the even more decisive role that he played in the evolution of Italian cinema beyond neorealism in the 1950s. By probing Fellini's recurring themes, Bondanella reinterprets the visual qualities of the director's body of work - and also discloses in the films a critical and intellectual vitality often hidden by Fellini's reputation as a storyteller and entertainer. After the first two chapters dealing with Fellini's precinematic career, the book covers all the films to date in analytical chapters arrangedby topic: Fellini and his growth beyond his neorealist apprenticeship, dreams and metacinema, literature and cinema, Fellini and politics, Fellini and the image of women, and La voce della luna and the cinema of poetry
The films of Roberto Rossellini by Peter Bondanella( Book )

16 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Films of Roberto Rossellini traces the career of one of the most influential Italian filmmakers through close analysis of the seven films that mark important turning points in his evolution: The Man with a Cross (1943), Open City (1945), Paisan (1946), The Machine to Kill Bad People (1948-52), Voyage in Italy (1953), General della Rovere (1959) and The Rise to Power of Louis XIV (1966). Beginning with Rossellini's work within the fascist cinema, it discusses his invention of neorealism, a new cinematic style that resulted in several classics during the immediate postwar period. Almost immediately, however, Rossellini's continually evolving style moved beyond mere social realism to reveal other aspects of the camera's gaze, as is apparent in the films he made with Ingrid Bergman during the 1950s; though unpopular, these works had a tremendous impact on the French New Wave critics and directors. Rossellini's late career marks a return to his nonrealist period, now critically reexamined, in such works as the commercially successful General della Rovere, and his eventual turn to the creation of didactic films for television
Federico Fellini, essays in criticism by Peter Bondanella( Book )

13 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eternal City : Roman images in the modern world by Peter Bondanella( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Machiavelli and the art of Renaissance history by Peter Bondanella( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of two papers prepared as resources for an invitational conference sponsored by NIE and a paper describing the conference proceedings
Hollywood Italians : dagos, palookas, romeos, wise guys, and Sopranos by Peter Bondanella( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a celebration of nearly a century of images of Italians in American motion pictures and their contribution to popular culture." "Hollywood Italians covers the careers of dozens of stars including Rudolph Valentino, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Marisa Tomei, James Gandolfini, and many others. In addition, the book reviews the work of such Italian American directors as Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese."
The Cambridge companion to the Italian novel by Peter Bondanella( Book )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cambridge Companion to the Italian Novel provides a broad-ranging introduction to the major trends in the development of the Italian novel from its early modern origin to the contemporary era. Contributions cover a wide range of topics including the theory of the novel in Italy, the historical novel, realism, modernism, postmodernism, neorealism, and film and the novel. The contributors are distinguished scholars from the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy, and Australia. Novelists examined include some of the most influential and important of the twentieth century inside and outside Italy: Luigi Pirandello, Primo Levi, Umberto Eco, and Italo Calvino. This is a unique examination of the Italian novel, and will prove invaluable to students and specialists alike. Readers will gain a keen sense of the vitality of the Italian novel throughout its history and a clear picture of the debates and criticism that have surrounded its development."--Jacket
A history of Italian cinema by Peter Bondanella( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work includes sections covering the silent era, fascist cinema, horror and epic genres as well as coverage from 1989 onwards
La Strada : Federico Fellini, director by Federico Fellini( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and Italian and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sold by her impoverished mother to Zampano, a brutish fairground wrestler, waif-like Gelsomina lives a life of drudgery as his assistant. After taking to the road with a travelling circus, a budding relationship with Il Matto/The Fool ... offers a potential refuge from her master's clutches." [box cover note]
Francesco Guicciardini by Peter Bondanella( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inferno by Dante Alighieri( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of Dante's classic poem of faith follows the author with his guide Virgil through the circles of hell, describing the sinners and punishments witnessed there
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Umberto Eco and the open text : semiotics, fiction, popular culture
Umberto Eco and the open text : semiotics, fiction, popular cultureThe prince and the discoursesDiscourses on LivyThe lives of the artistsDictionary of Italian literatureThe Decameron : a new translation : 21 novelle, contemporary reactions, modern criticismItalian cinema : from neorealism to the presentThe portable Machiavelli
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Bondanella, Peter.

Bondanella Peter 1943-....

Bondanella, Peter 1943-2017

Bondanella, Peter E.

Bondanella, Peter E., 1943-

Peter Bondanella American academic

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