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Ciavolella, Massimo 1942-

Works: 50 works in 189 publications in 5 languages and 4,397 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Contributor, Other
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Most widely held works by Massimo Ciavolella
A treatise on lovesickness by Jacques Ferrand( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impresario (untitled) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ariosto today : contemporary perspectives by Massimo Ciavolella( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando furioso is one of the masterpieces of the Renaissance, a work which, many argue, signaled the apogee of Renaissance fancy on the precipice of irony and decline. This collection of essays brings together twelve noted Italian and American scholars to provide a complete picture of Ariosto and all his works, covering topics such as historical criticism relating to Ariosto's place and time; philological investigations into the varying literary styles of the author, especially outside of the Furioso; Ariosto's extrinsic relationships with other literary traditions; and formal and thematic excavations of the immanent aesthetics of the Furioso. Each essayist acknowledges the fact that Ariosto's creations are charged with allusions and allegiances variously inviting recognition or demanding the status of record. This reading of his works reveals that Ariosto was not a writer who believed, as it was previously thought, that literature is something escapist or fantastic in nature, but one who, in writing and re-writing his works, tried to re-interpret literary tradition while incorporating the new literary instruments that were available to him at the time: Ariosto's literary production is an integration of tradition and invention. This new reading of his work will be essential to any Italianist's library." --Publisher description
Comparative critical approaches to Renaissance comedy( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and authority in the baroque( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the baroque across a wide range of disciplines, from poetics to politics, to the rituals of musical, dramatic, and religious performance. The essays in this collection span what has been called the "baroque crescent" stretching from Spain through Italy to Russia, but they also bring Shakespeare and English cosmological poetry into productive dialogue with continental Europe in the reinterpretation of baroque world-views
The scruffy scoundrels = Gli straccioni by Annibal Caro( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three sisters by Leone de' Sommi( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eros and Anteros : the medical traditions of love in the renaissance( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saturn from antiquity to the Renaissance( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La malattia d'amore dall'antichità al Medioevo by Massimo Ciavolella( Book )

16 editions published in 1976 in Italian and French and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scrittori, tendenze letterarie e conflitto delle poetiche in Italia (1960-1990)( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La lotta con Proteo : metamorfosi del testo e testualità della critica : atti del XVI Congresso A.I.S.L.L.I., Associazione internazionale per gli studi di lingua e letteratura italiana, University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA, 6-9 ottobre 1997 by Associazione internazionale per gli studi di lingua e letteratura italiana( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Italian and English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De la maladie d'amour ou mélancolie érotique by Jacques Ferrand( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian studies in North America( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petrarcha redivivus by Giacomo Filippo Tomasini( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in Italian and Latin and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savage words : invectives as a literary genre( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scruffy scoundrels : a new English translation of Gli Straccioni in a dual-language edition by Annibal Caro( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Annibal Caro's 'Scruffy Scoundrels' presents a new English translation of 'Gli straccioni' in a dual-language edition with a new introduction and notes. This play provides a comic look at the chaos and corruption of Rome in the 16th century as powerful families attempted to effect reform"--
Like doves summoned by desire : Dante's new life in 20th century literature and cinema : essays in memory of Amilcare Iannucci( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Causes of the Greatness and Magnificence of Cities by Geoffrey Symcox( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This edition of the treatise - which includes an introduction by Geoffrey W. Symcox on the intellectual context within which it was conceived - is a must-read for anyone interested in the life of cities both historical and contemporary
Acculturation and its discontents : the Italian Jewish experience between exclusion and inclusion by David N Myers( )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the fascinating cross-cultural influences between Jews and Christians in Italy from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, Acculturation and Its Discontents assembles essays by leading historians, literary scholars, and musicologists to present a well-rounded history of Italian Jewry
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A treatise on lovesickness
English (82)

Italian (45)

French (8)

Latin (2)

Spanish (1)

Ariosto today : contemporary perspectivesCulture and authority in the baroque