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Gieri, Manuela

Overview
Works: 12 works in 51 publications in 3 languages and 3,575 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Pictorial works  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Manuela Gieri
La Strada : Federico Fellini, director by Federico Fellini( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and Italian and held by 551 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]
Luigi Pirandello : contemporary perspectives by Manuela Gieri( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The texts of Luigi Pirandello, one of the literary giants of this century, have been subject to widely different readings by successive generations of critics. These essays present an up-to-date re-evaluation of Pirandello's works, which include poetry, novels, short stories, plays, essays, letters, and memoirs. The book examines the recent upsurge of interest in Pirandello and offers outstanding material for courses in Italian studies, comparative literature, theatre, and the humanities
Contemporary Italian filmmaking : strategies of subversion ; Pirandello, Fellini, Scola, and the directors of the new generation by Manuela Gieri( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary Italian Filmmaking is an innovative critique of Italian filmmaking in the aftermath of World War II - as it moves beyond traditional categories such as genre film and auteur cinema. Manuela Gieri demonstrates that Luigi Pirandello's revolutionary concept of humour was integral to the development of a counter-tradition in Italian filmmaking that she defines `humoristic'. She delineates a `Pirandellian genealogy' in Italian cinema, literature, and culture through her examination of the works of Federico Fellini, Ettore Scola, and many directors of the `new generation,' such as Nanni Moretti, Gabriele Salvatores, Maurizio Nichetti, and Giuseppe Tornatore.A celebrated figure of the theatrical world, Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936) is little known beyond Italy for his critical and theoretical writings on cinema and for his screenplays. Gieri brings to her reading of Pirandello's work the critical parameters offered by psychoanalysis, poststructuralism, and postmodernism to develop a syncretic and transcultural vision of the history of Italian cinema. She identifies two fundamental trends of development in this tradition: the `melodramatic imagination' and the `humoristic,' or comic, imagination. With her focus on the humoristic imagination, Gieri describes a `Pirandellian mode' derived from his revolutionary utterances on the cinema and narrative, and specifically, from his essay on humour, L'umorismo (On Humour, 1908). She traces a history of the Pirandellian mode in cinema and investigates its characteristics, demonstrating the original nature of Italian filmmaking that is particularly indebted to Pirandello's interpretation of humour
Cinema : dalle origini allo studio system (1895-1945) by Manuela Gieri( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pirandellian mode in European cinema : Luigi Pirandello and Federico Fellini by Manuela Gieri( )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Pascal to Mostarda: Pirandello's Narrative Within and Beyond Modernism by Manuela Gieri( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings on neorealism( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian cinema( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mayhem and murder : narrative and moral problems in the detective story by Heta Pyrhönen( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The detective story centres on unravelling two questions: whodunit? and who is guilty? In Murder and Mayhem, Heta Pyrhnen examines how these questions organize and pattern the genre's formal and thematic structures. Beginning with a semiotic reading of the detective as both code-breaker and sign-reader, Pyrhnen's theoretical analysis then situates the reader and the detective in parallel worlds - both use the detective genre's typical motifs in solving the crime, but do not employ the same narrative interpretations to do so. This difference is examined with the help of the familiar game analogy: while the fictional world of the criminal functions as the detective's antagonist, readers see both the detective and the criminal as the fictional masks behind which their own adversary, the author, is hiding. The reading of detective stories as complex interpretative games reveals how the genre engages the reader's formal imagination and moral judgment. Discussing a range of detective stories from works by Conan Doyle and Chesterton to Borges and Rendell, and drawing on the work of major critics - including Dennis Porter, Umberto Eco, John T. Irwin, and Slavoj -i+ek - Pyrhoenen offers a unique, sophisticated, and engagingly lucid analysis of a complex genre
L'urgence de l'Histoire dans le "nouveau cinéma italien" : l'événement, du factuel au spectatoriel by Manuela Gieri( )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Strategies of Subversion by Manuela Gieri( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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La Strada : Federico Fellini, director
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Luigi Pirandello : contemporary perspectivesContemporary Italian filmmaking : strategies of subversion ; Pirandello, Fellini, Scola, and the directors of the new generation