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Bondanella, Peter 1943-2017

Works: 79 works in 511 publications in 5 languages and 26,969 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Frame stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Allegories  Dictionaries  Utopian fiction  Humorous fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Commentator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: JC143, 320.1
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Most widely held works by Peter Bondanella
The films of Federico Fellini by Peter Bondanella( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 2,577 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 2,354 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( )

34 editions published between 1935 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based upon Machiavelli's first-hand experience as an emissary of the Florentine Republic to the courts of Europe, The Prince analyses the usually violent means by which men seize, retain, and lose political power. This fluent new translation is accompanied by comprehensive notes and an introduction that dispels some of the myths associated with Machiavelli, and considers the true purpose of The Prince. - ;'A prince must not have any other object nor any other thought ... but war, its institutions, and its discipline; because that is the only art befitting one who commands.'. When Machiavelli's b
Discourses on Livy by Niccolò Machiavelli( )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,896 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 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition of the only English-language dictionary of Italian literature has been expanded to include entries on contemporary authors not covered in the first edition and has been revised to reflect current scholarship. Included are entries on Italian writers, periods, literary movements, and versification, and on critical problems related to literary history. The volume 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 entries have been written by the editors and by expert contributors, including some of the best Italianists in North America
Italian cinema : from neorealism to the present by Peter E Bondanella( Book )

60 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,510 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 Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the background of the Black Death of 1348, the hundred linked tales are peopled by nobles, knights, abbots, nuns, doctors, lawyers, philosophers, students, artists, tradesmen, troubadours, peasants, pilgrims, servants, spendthrifts, thieves, parasites, gluttons, gamblers - and lovers, both faithful and faithless. Unabashedly earthy in its sensuality, The Decameron recaptures both the tragedies and comedies of life and is one of the greatest achievements in the history of literature--from Cover
The Decameron : a new translation : 21 novelle, contemporary reactions, modern criticism by Giovanni Boccaccio( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 991 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
The portable Machiavelli by Niccolò Machiavelli( Book )

19 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 975 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 938 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
Federico Fellini, essays in criticism( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 654 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
A history of Italian cinema by Peter Bondanella( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 649 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. A History of Italian Cinema, 2nd edition is the much anticipated update from the author of the bestselling Italian Cinema - which has been published in four landmark editions and will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2018. Building upon decades of research, Peter Bondanella and Federico Pacchioni reorganize the current History in order to keep the book fresh and responsive not only to the actual films being created in Italy in the twenty-first century but also to the rapidly changing priorities of Italian film studies and film scholars. The new edition brings the definitive history of the subject, from the birth of cinema to the present day, up to date with a revised filmography as well as more focused attention on the melodrama, the crime film, and the historical drama. The book is expanded to include a new generation of directors as well as to highlight themes such as gender issues, immigration, and media politics. Accessible, comprehensive, and heavily illustrated throughout, this is an essential purchase for any fan of Italian film
The films of Roberto Rossellini by Peter Bondanella( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 648 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
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 639 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 E Bondanella( Book )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 565 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
La Strada : Federico Fellini, director by Peter Bondanella( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and Italian and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francesco Guicciardini by Peter Bondanella( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 literatureItalian cinema : from neorealism to the presentThe DecameronThe Decameron : a new translation : 21 novelle, contemporary reactions, modern criticism
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Peter Bondanella American academic

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