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Verdicchio, Massimo 1945-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 155 publications in 3 languages and 6,783 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Essays  Academic theses  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Editor, Creator
Classifications: B3614.C74, 195
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Most widely held works by Massimo Verdicchio
The poetics of Dante's Paradiso by Massimo Verdicchio( )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 1,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Verdicchio provides a canto-by-canto analysis of Paradiso. He maintains that the cantica can allegorically be seen as a commentary on the political and religious establishment, framed as the punitive action of the DXV announced at the end of Purgatorio, denouncing the illicit and destructive alliance between the House of Anjou and the Church. Verdicchio focuses on the relationship that Dante establishes among the ten heavens, into which the poet divides the cantica and their equivalent in the Arts and Sciences of the Trivium and Quadrivium, as outlined in the Convivio. This approach provides the key to interpreting the cantos and the discourse of the inhabitants of Paradise who appear, on the surface, blameless. However, it is the earthly and human side of the blessed souls that captures Dante's attention, and this dichotomy is revealed in his characterization of the heavens. Poetic allegory and irony are the two principal modes of this cantica, and the source of much of its comedic complexity. As one of the characters puts it, "in Heaven we do not repent but we smile." A highly original and comprehensive reading, The Poetics of Dante's Paradiso demonstrates that the intricacies of Dante's text reveal subversive undercurrents and a subtle irony, employed to deliver a critique of the Church and Empire of his own time"--Jacket
Between philosophy and poetry : writing, rhythm, and history by Massimo Verdicchio( )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text examines the complex and controversial relation that has informed literary theory since ancient times: the difference between philosophy and poetry. The book explores three specific areas: the practice of writing with respect to orality; the interpretive modes of poetic and philosophical discourse as self-narration and historical understanding; how rhythm marks the differential spaces in poetry and philosophy. The book brings together some of the most prominent international scholars in the fields of philosophy and literature to examine the differences between orality and writing, the signs and traces of gender in writing, the historical dimension of the tension between philosophical and poetic language, and the future possibility of a musical thinking that would go beyond the opposition between philosophy and poetry. In the final instance, rhythm is the force to be reckoned with and is the essential element in an understanding of philosophy and poetry. Rhythm in effect provides a musical ethics of philosophy, for musical thinking goes beyond the metaphysical opposition between philosophy and poetry and sets the frame for post-philosophical practice
The legacy of Benedetto Croce : contemporary critical views by Jack D'Amico( )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benedetto Croce was the foremost Italian philosopher of the first half of the twentieth century and his influence extended to every aspect of intellectual life in Italy. He played a significant, sometimes crucial, role in Italian politics, and his writing commanded attention throughout Europe, America, and beyond. In the last few years his contribution to various disciplines has been undergoing a re-evaluation in Italy. This collection continues that reassessment with an English-speaking audience in mind.The book is a collection of essays by scholars from various disciplines - philosophy, history, literature, and art history - covering the broad scope of Croce's life and work, from his early writings on local Neopolitan history in the 1890s to his activity as a public figure before and after the Second World War. In this much-needed addition to contemporary criticism one senses the depth and originality of his thought in the areas of history, national politics, rhetoric, and art. Including the first English-language discussion of Taccuini di lavoro, Croce's working diary, this is the first volume in English that provides a critical survey of Croce's major works and ideas, as well as fresh interpretations from a variety of contemporary points of view
Europe and empire : on the political forms of globalization by Massimo Cacciari( )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The European Union and the single currency have given Europe more stability than it has known in the past thousand years, yet Europe seems to be in perpetual crisis about its global role. The many European empires are now reduced to a multiplicity of ethnicities, traditions, and civilizations. Europe will never be One, but to survive as a union it will have to become a federation of 'islands' both distinct and connected. Though drawing on philosophers of Europe's past, Cacciari calls not to resist Europe's sunset but to embrace it. Europe will have to open up to the possibility that in few generations new exiles and an unpredictable cultural hybridism will again change all we know about the European legacy. Though scarcely alive in today's politics, the political unity of Europe is still a necessity, however impossible it seems to achieve"--
20th century aesthetics : towards a theory of feeling by Mario Perniola( )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In our contemporary age aesthetics seems to crumble and no longer be reducible to a coherent image. And yet given the vast amount of works in aesthetics produced in the last hundred years, this age could be defined ""the century of aesthetics?. 20th Century Aesthetics is a new account of international aesthetic thought by Mario Perniola, one of Italy's leading contemporary thinkers. Starting from four conceptual fields life, form, knowledge, action - Perniola identifies the lines of aesthetic reflection that derive from them and elucidates them with reference to major authors: from Dilthey
A Croce reader : aesthetics, philosophy, history, and literary criticism by Benedetto Croce( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Benedetto Croce was a historian, humanist, political figure, and the foremost Italian philosopher of the early twentieth-century. A Croce Reader brings together the author's most important works across the fields of aesthetics, philosophy, history, literary criticism, and the Baroque and presents the "other" Croce that has been erased by scholarly tradition, including by Croce himself. Massimo Verdicchio traces the progress of Croce as a thinker, focusing on his philosophy of absolute historicism and its aesthetic implications. Unlike other anthologies, A Croce Reader includes essays from the Aesthetics of 1902 and key studies on Vico, Hegel, and Pirandello. Verdicchio's masterful translation of the source material welcomes specialists and non-specialists alike to discover the "other" Croce for themselves."--
Naming things : aesthetics, philosophy, and history in Benedetto Croce by Massimo Verdicchio( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Della dissimulazione: allegoria e ironia nella Commedia di Dante by Massimo Verdicchio( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Italian and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Croce Reader : Aesthetics, Philosophy, History, and Literary Criticism by Massimo Verdicchio( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Croce Reader brings together the author's most important works across the fields of aesthetics, philosophy, history, literary criticism, and the Baroque and presents the "other" Croce that has been erased by scholarly tradition, including by Croce himself
Leggere Dante leggere : allegoria e ironia nella Commedia di Dante by Massimo Verdicchio( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Italian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and its shadow by Mario Perniola( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and its Shadow is an extraordinary analysis of the state and meaning of contemporary art and film. Ranging across the work of Andy Warhol, cyberpunk, Wim Wenders, Derek Jarman, thinking on difference and the possibility of a philosophical cinema, Mario Perniola examines the latest and most disturbing tendencies in art. Perniola explores how art - notably in posthumanism, psychotic realism and extreme art - continues to survive despite the hype of the art market and the world of mass communication and reproduction. He argues that the meaning of art in the modern world no longer lies in aesth
The sex appeal of the inorganic by Mario Perniola( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 'The sex appeal of the inorganic', Mario Perniola puts forth the radical argument that we are shifting away from organic sexuality, based on desire and pleasure, and moving towards a more neutral inorganic and artificial sexuality, a sexuality always available but indifferent to beauty, age or form. Perniola takes the reader on a tour of Western philosophy, from Descartes, Kant and Hegel to Heidegger, Wittgenstein and Sartre, to reframe our understanding of personal experience and the aesthetic world around us. In order to realize the sex appeal of the inorganic Perniola argues that we must become 'things that feel'; we must think ourselves closer to the inorganic, creating an alliance between senses and things. Examples from contemporary culture that, for Perniola, are emblems of the sex appeal of the inorganic include progressive rock music, fashion, deconstructive architecture and the novels of Georges Perec." -- rear cover
Reading Dante reading : a postmodern reading of Dante's Commedia by Massimo Verdicchio( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unpolitical : on the radical critique of political reason by Massimo Cacciari( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: On Massimo Cacciari's disenchanted activism / Alessandro Carrera -- Impracticable utopias : Hofmannsthal, Lukács, Benjamin -- Nietzsche and the unpolitical -- Weber and the critique of socialist reason -- Project -- Catastrophes -- The language of power in Canetti : a scrutiny -- Law and justice : on the theological and mystical dimensions of the modern political -- The geophilosophy of Europe -- Weber and the politician as tragic hero
Of dissimulation : allegory and irony in Dante's Commedia by Massimo Verdicchio( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and Polish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Della dissimulazione: allegoria e ironia nella Commedia di Dante by Massimo Verdicchio( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Croce e l'estetica in Italia oggi by Massimo Verdicchio( )

1 edition published in 2002 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Croce on history : aesthetic defiguring by Massimo Verdicchio( Book )

2 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book is a critical reading of all the major writings on history by Benedetto Croce, which has never been attempted before. The study is not a summary but a critical assessment based on the relevance of Croce's aesthetics for his concept of history. My account differs from previous studies which are characterized by the exclusion or by minimizing the aesthetic, a process I call "defiguring." Within this framework Croce's concept of history is not a total philosophy but only an allegory of history: a narrative of the impossibility of history. In other words, Croce's history is not unlike his definition of Hegel's Phenomenology or his system as fiction. It is also not unlike Vico's New Science , the other major influence on Croce's concept of history, as an imaginative science. My study realigns Croce's concept of history with Hegel's and Vico's to redefine, thanks to Croce, how we understand history"--
Marginalia : notes toward a science of the literary text by Massimo Verdicchio( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading and epistemology in Vico and Croce by Massimo Verdicchio( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Between philosophy and poetry : writing, rhythm, and history
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Between philosophy and poetry : writing, rhythm, and historyThe legacy of Benedetto Croce : contemporary critical viewsArt and its shadowThe sex appeal of the inorganicThe unpolitical : on the radical critique of political reason
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Italian (13)

Polish (1)