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Bolongaro, Eugenio 1959-

Overview
Works: 6 works in 27 publications in 1 language and 2,031 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PQ4809.A45, 853.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eugenio Bolongaro
Italo Calvino and the compass of literature by Eugenio Bolongaro( )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 1,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the few book-length English-language works on Calvino's early writings, Italo Calvino and the Compass of Literatur will prove to be an indispensable tool to Italianists and literary studies scholars
Creative interventions : the role of intellectuals in contemporary Italy( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2020 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who are ""intellectuals""? What do they think their role and function in contemporary society is? Are they on the endangered-species list? Is equating conservatism with conservation becoming their dominant survival strategy?This book is a collection of essays that examines some of the changes in the activities, role, function and self-perception of Italian intellectuals since World War II (two major divides are considered to be the crisis of 1956-7 and the fall of the Berlin Wall). The first section examines some of the most influential figures in the early decades, the second the activities o
The modern intellectual negotiating the generic system : Italo Calvino and the adventure of literary cognition by Eugenio Bolongaro( )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This thesis explores the function of literary genres in the production and reception of the literary text, examines the ideological significance of the generic system operative in postwar Italy, and analyzes the five novels written by Italo Calvino from 1950 to 1963. The emphasis is on the relationship between the author's ethico-political stance and his negotiations of the generic system. The first part of the study (Chapters I--III) develops the theoretical tools and historical parameters which are applied to the textual analyses carried out in the second part (Chapters IV--VII). In Chapter I the notion of literariness is examined against the background of recent criticism. The distinctiveness of the literary text is found to reside in the cognitive performance it makes possible. This performance is then analyzed relying on the categories of sense and reference developed by the theory of Possible Worlds. This leads to an examination of two strategies---realist and non-realist---for the articulation of reference, which in turn raises the issue of the role of literary genres in the dialogical interaction mediated by the text. The second chapter focuses on the producer of the text. A connection is established between the epistemic configuration of "modernity" and the emergence of a particular type of producer, namely the "intellectual," who is also the primary interlocutor of "modern" literature. This analysis is then brought to bear, via Gramsci, on the particular situation of twentieth-century intellectuals in Italy. The third chapter provides a panorama of postwar Italy, with an emphasis on the relationship between political events and cultural developments such as the emergence of neorealism as the dominant literary current. The chapters in the second part present a reading of the five novels written by Calvino between 1950 and 1963, namely: I giovani del Po, Il visconte dimezzato, Il barone rampante, Il cavaliere inesistente, and La giornata d'uno scrutatore."--
Between Plenitude and Responsibility: Notes on Ethics and Contemporary Literature by Eugenio Bolongaro( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Reader's Cognitive Adventure in Italo Calvino's Ti con zero by Eugenio Bolongaro( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italo Calvino and the Compass of Literature (Toronto Italian Studies) by Eugenio Bolongaro( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Creative interventions : the role of intellectuals in contemporary ItalyItalo Calvino and the Compass of Literature (Toronto Italian Studies)
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English (27)