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Verdicchio, Massimo 1945-

Overview
Works: 32 works in 133 publications in 3 languages and 5,600 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: B3614.C74, 195
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Most widely held works by Massimo Verdicchio
The poetics of Dante's Paradiso by Massimo Verdicchio( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 1,643 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 ẁe 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( )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between Philosophy and Poetry 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 o
The legacy of Benedetto Croce : contemporary critical views by Jack D'Amico( )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 1,355 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 623 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( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by Mario Perniola, one of Italy's leading contemporary thinkers, and available in English for the first time, this is a new account of Continental aesthetic thought in the 20th Century. Surveying 100 years of writing on art, 20th Century Aesthetics explores five major themes that, in Perniola's view, have been central to European aesthteic theory: Life, Form, Consciousness, Action and Feeling. During the course of this exploration, he takes in many of the most important thinkers of the century, from Foucault, Deleuze and Merleau-Ponty, through Agamben, Jung and Adorno, to McLuhan and Rorty. Originally published in 1997 and fully updated for its first English translation, the book also includes a new conclusion by Perniola in which he outlines his own aesthetic theory of feeling"
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 107 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 )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 49 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 44 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 )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Italian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and its shadow by Mario Perniola( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 16 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 )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We live in a world where the one-time opposition between things and humans has been transformed, where the center of contemporary sensibility is the encounter between philosophy and sexuality, where sex extends well beyond both the act and the body. We live in a world where to be sexy is to ignore the distinctions between animate and inanimate objects of desire, where the aesthetics of sex are being revolutionized. An organic sexuality, based on sex difference and driven by desire and pleasure, is being replaced by a neutral, inorganic and artificial sexuality, a sexuality always available but indifferent to beauty, age or form, a sexuality freed by thought from nature. The Sex Appeal of the Inorganic takes the reader on a radical, new tour of Western philosophy-from Descartes, Kant and Hegel to Heidegger, Wittgenstein and Sartre--to reframe our understanding of personal experience and the aesthetic, to examine how, if we are to remember how to feel, we must become a thing who feels, we must think ourselves closer to the inorganic world and move further from our bodies."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Reading Dante reading : a postmodern reading of Dante's Commedia by Massimo Verdicchio( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 12 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

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

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

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

3 editions published in 2002 in Italian 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

"Ut poesis pictura" o le corna di Lessing by Massimo Verdicchio( )

2 editions published in 1988 in Italian 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)

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