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The Metabolism of Desire: The Poetry of Guido Cavalcanti

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Book Series: Mingling Voices ISSN: 19179413 ISBN: 9781926836843 9781926836850 9781926836867 Year: Pages: 149 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The fact that Cavlacanti?s friend, Dante Alighieri, was a supremely fine poet ought not blind us to Cavalcanti?s own, rather different excellence. Both men were attracted to the dolce stil nuovo, the ?sweet new style? that emerged in thirteenth-century Florence. While Dante?s poetry was devoted to his childhood sweetheart, Beatrice, Cavalcanti?s poetry had more the tang of real-world experience: he struggled against unruly passions and sought instead to overcome love ? a source of torment and despair. It is chiefly through the translations of Rossetti and Pound that English-speaking readers have encountered Cavalcanti?s work. Pound?s famous translation, now viewed by some as antiquated, is remarkably different from the translation provided here in the graceful voice of poet David Slavitt. Working under the significant restraints of Cavalcanti?s elaborate formal structures, Slavitt renders an English translation faithful to the original poetry in both rhyme and rhythm.

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Poetry --- Renaissance --- Italian --- Translations

"Schönheit gibt es nur noch im Kampf" - Zum Verhältnis von Gewalt und Ästhetik im italienischen Futurismus

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ISBN: 9783863952426 Year: Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Arts in general
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„Man schreit vor Angst und Entsetzen. Diese Bilder sind das Innerste, Erschütterndste, Grandioseste, Unfaßbarste, das seit Menschengedenken gemacht worden ist.“ Der Künstler Hugo Ball (1886–1927) zeigte sich 1913 nach seinem Besuch des Kunstsalons Emil Richter in Dresden wahrhaft überwältigt angesichts der dort ausgestellten Gemälde der Futuristen. Auch andernorts riefen die Künstler Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, Giacomo Balla, Luigi Russolo und Gino Severini teils heftige Reaktionen hervor. Gegründet wurde die italienische Avantgardebewegung 1909 mit der Veröffentlichung des Manifests Le Futurisme durch den Dichter Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. In der darin aufgestellten Behauptung „Schönheit gibt es nur noch im Kampf. Ein Werk ohne aggressiven Charakter kann kein Meisterwerk sein“ wird Gewalt als ideologische Basis der Bewegung bekundet. War die ganzheitliche Erneuerung der Kunst und Kultur Italiens das Ziel der Futuristen, so teilten sie die Überzeugung, dass diese nur auf der (ideellen) Zerstörung tradierter kultureller und gesellschaftlicher Werte gründen könne. Die vorliegende Untersuchung geht dem Ursprung des Themas der Gewalt in den futuristischen Manifesten aus der Geisteshaltung des späten 19. Jahrhunderts nach und analysiert die Art und Weise, wie die futuristischen Künstler das Thema der Gewalt auf ihre bildlichen Werke übertrugen. Reaktionen von Betrachtern wie Hugo Ball werden herangezogen, um zu untersuchen, inwiefern die Kunst im Futurismus als Kommunikationsmittel gesellschaftlicher Forderungen und ästhetischer Inhalte der futuristischen Ideologie eingesetzt wurde.

Italian Jewry in the Early Modern Era: Essays in Intellectual History

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ISBN: 9781618112088 Year: Pages: 300 Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures
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Between the years 1550 and 1650, Italy's Jewish intellectuals created a unique and enduring synthesis of the great literary and philosophical heritage of the Andalusian Jews and the Renaissance`s renewal of perspective. While remaining faithful to the beliefs, behaviors, and language of their tradition, Italian Jews proved themselves open to a rapidly evolving world of great richness. The crisis of Aristotelianism (which progressively touched upon all fields of knowledge), religious fractures and unrest, the scientific revolution, and the new perception of reality expressed through a transformation of the visual arts: these are some of the changes experienced by Italian Jews which they were affected by in their own particular way. This book explores the complex relations between Jews and the world that surrounded them during a critical period of European civilization. The relations were rich, problematic, and in some cases strained, alternating between opposition and dialogue, osmosis and distinction.

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Jews --- Italian jews --- literature

Giottus Pictor

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ISBN: 9783205773719 Year: Pages: 631 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_437157 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 3987
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This represents the second volume of a three-volume undertaking. Volume I (M.V. Schwarz und P. Theis, Giottos Leben (Giotto´s life), Vienna 2004) critically examined Giotto´s biography and the corpus of his documented works. Volume 2 presents these works in their respective contexts and attempts to gather information about dating and sequence. It begins with the Arena Chapel, which is Giotto´s most extensive and best documented works. The documentation was still further improved by Michaela Zoeschg´s campaign in the archives and libraries of Padua and Venice. Some aspects of the chapel´s early history now appear in a different light. With regard to the paintings, it is possible to emphasise more strongly than before that they adress the viewer in a decidedly different way. The classic "pictures" (in Hetzer´s sense) are specially cases, whose conception is only gradually developed. The formulation of this thesis is also assisted by new insights into the sequence of work brought about the last restoration of the chapel.The second part is dedicated to those works which form the prerequisites for the imagery of the Arena Chapel. Connected to this are the decisions to identify the Isaac master with the young Giotto and date the Navicella early (confirming with the sources). On this basis, it can be shown that the early works are united in their origins in contemporary Roman painting with its late Byzantine and classicising components. Their common trait is the striving to maximise the presence of the subjects represented, which are almost deposited into the world of the viewer. Before this background, the pictorialism developed in the Arena Chapel can be recognised as a form of withdrawal: instead of being ever more present in the world of the viewer, the imgage´s subjects receive increasingly perfect pictorial worlds of their own.The third part responds to the documented fact that Giotto was active in Assisi soon after the conclusion of his work in Padua. It is, however, unclear which of the Giottesque fresco series in S. Francesco can be attributet to this phase. This provides an opportunity to go through the series and show that they reflect different phases of Giotto´s creative life, although - as in the younger pictures of the Francis legends - several layers from Giotto´s oeuvre and reception overlay each other. The Magdalene chapel is connected with Giotto´s visit to Assisi in 1308.The fourth part is dedicated to the works after the Magdalene chapel up to the Bardi chapel which, in accordance with the early us of S Croce, is dated c. 1318 - 20. It is shown how the pictorial concept changed once again - in that Giotto opened the picture spaces towards the viewer. The Badia frescos and the panels for the Ognissanti church are, among others, attributed to this phase.The fifth part deals with works after c. 1320. All architectionally framed polyptychs are assigned to this phase (including the Badia Altar, normally dated earlier). They stand in competition with Sienese followers of the Maesta and answer these latter with a design clearly bearing the imprint of cisalpine gothic. This phase of work is marked above all by competition with the Siense. In the Peruzzi chapel, once again, new pictorial concepts are worked on. Extreme openess to the viewer in one fresco (Dance of Salome) stands in contrast to another (awakening of the Drusiana), whose window effect seems to anticipate Alberti.The concluding chapter attempts to set Giotto´s work in its place within the media-landscape around 1300 and to show where he took and where he gave. The planning of the Campanile is investigated in an appendix: it can, firstly, be shown that the Sienese campanile drawing is close to Giotto´s polytych frames and painted architecture, and thus probably reproduces Giotto´s plan. Secondly, it becomes clear how far the tower, rising further after Giotto´s death with its sculptural programme, contributed to Giotto´s fame. In this way, the las

Invito a Vico

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Book Series: I Quaderni del LAB ISSN: 2465-1338 ISBN: 9788890871245 Year: Pages: 220 Language: Italian
Publisher: Istituto per la storia del pensiero filosofico e scientifico moderno - National Research Council
Subject: Philosophy
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This book contains eight essays on Vico written by Pietro Piovani between 1968 and 1976. It is the only collection of writings on Vico designed by the author, for a publication in Spanish. Although the single essays had the widest circulation and impact since their writing, this is the first time that the collection as it was conceived by the author it is published in Italian.

Geschichte der italienischen Literatur in Österreich

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ISBN: 9783205787303 Year: Pages: 778 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_437199 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 4268
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Towards the end of the 20th century the Italian literature created outside Italy finally started to receive proper attention, because research began to focus on the socio-cultural analysis of the different forms of internal and external postcolonialism. As a result, both imperialism and nationalism are seen as responsible for phenomena of cultural alienation in many territories outside as well as inside the national borders of the country and are exposed as ideological constructs. Nevertheless research still neglects the one undoubtedly outstanding region in the production of Italian literature outside Italy, i.e. Austria, more precisely the territories of the Habsburg Monarchy, where for nearly 500 years - from early Humanism to the First World War - the tradition was the richest in quantity as well as in quality. This first part of a comprehensive history of the Italian literature created in Austria for an Austrian public has been written with the intention of filling this gap.The unique position the Italian language held at Vienna's imperial court at least from the middle of the 17th to the middle of the 18th century is well known: Italian was not only an official language for the purpose of representation, it also served as a vehicle of cultural communication in the inner circle of the imperial family. The numerous political connections between the House of Habsburg and the ruling Italian dynasties are a major reason for the manifold cultural transfers between the Austrian territories and the Italian States. The great number of strategic marriages led to intense cultural as well as economical relations, which obviously did result in occasional implications in territorial conflicts and in military alliances not always favorable to the mutual understanding.As a consequence of the above mentioned economical and dynastical connections the Habsburgs often intervened politically in Italy, first in the Early Modern Period, especially during the reigns of Charles V and Ferdinand I. Two centuries later, the Habsburg administration of the Kingdom of Naples (1707-1734) as well as of Lombardy during most of the 18th century (1714-1797) was decisive for the continuation of those interchanges, which ended however, when the Italian movement of unification began to create a totally new situation.Humanism, baroque and enlightenment, three currents which are amply discussed in the present volume, could more easily expand from Italy to Austria because of the before described dynastical connections and they established themselves still deeper because of the immigration or the long stays of Italian authors in the cultural centers of the Austrian monarchy, first of all of course in Vienna. Not surprisingly however, we possess so far only an inadequate and unsystematic documentation of the activities and literary productions of the great majority of those authors: As is well known, the 19th century created a nationalistic base for literary studies, a view which still for a long time influenced the 20th century for a long time. The Italian authors working and publishing in Austria did so in their own language, but in a foreign country and for a foreign sovereign. For this reason they obtained practically no attention in Austrian literary studies, because there works were not composed in the national language, and their appearance in Italian studies is all but nonexistent because they made no direct contribution to the national literary tradition.

On Relativization and Clefting. An Analysis of Italian Sign Language

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Book Series: Sign Languages and Deaf Communities [SLDC] ISSN: 2192-516X ISBN: 9781501500008 Year: Volume: 5 Pages: 360 DOI: 10.1515/9781501500008 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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This work is a contribution to our understanding of relativization strategies and clefting in Italian Sign Language, and more broadly, to our understanding of these constructions in world languages by setting the discussion on the theories that have been proposed in the literature of spoken languages to derive the syntactic phenomena object of investigation.

Geschichte der italienischen Literatur in Österreich

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ISBN: 9783205787297 Year: Pages: 338 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_437165 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 4295
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The present monograph focuses on the history of Italian literature and language in Austria's Habsburg past, covering the period from the Peace of Campoformido between Napoleon and Francis II in 1797 to the end of the Habsburg monarchy in 1918. The study reveals that Italian court poetry was amazingly alive in the 19th century as it gradually had been adapted to the changes in the fields of politics, society, and the press. After analyzing the end of the golden era of Italian poetry in Austria, the author presents Archduchess Maria Beatrice d'Este and her literary circle. She was the last patroness of Italian artists and poets and kept up the old-style tradition of court poetry until her death in 1829. During the 19th century, however, this tradition faced an ever increasing popularization, with Italian language books and instruction getting more and more common. The Italian language was never discriminated against in the Habsburg monarchy. On the contrary, it was even extensively taught at universities because officials with a good command of Italian were needed both in the federal government and in the Italian regions of the monarchy. Moreover, the Habsburgs' language policy favored the publication of quality papers and literary magazines in Italian. The study also deals with Italian school books and anthologies for schools in the Italian parts of the monarchy, which were usually written and published in Vienna. In the last part of this chapter, records of the future Emperor Franz Joseph's Italian instruction are presented and analyzed on the basis of archive materials. Anachronistically, court poetry survived the 1848/1849 revolution and continued until World War I. The Emperor was popularized in jubilee editions, newspapers, and ceremonies, but also in the Italian poetry which was no longer of high quality, but still instrumental in presenting Franz Joseph as the "father of the nation".

Prosodic detail in Neapolitan Italian

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ISBN: 9783944675015 Year: Pages: 187 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_533874 Language: English
Publisher: Language Science Press
Subject: Linguistics --- Arts in general
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Recent findings on phonetic detail have been taken as supporting exemplar-based approaches to prosody. Through four experiments on both produc tion and perception of both melodic and temporal detail in Neapolitan Italian, we show that prosodic detail is not incompatible with abstractionist approaches either. Specifically, we suggest that the exploration of prosodic detail leads to a refined understanding of the relationships between the richly specified and continuously varying phonetic information on one side, and coarse phonologically structured contrasts on the other, thus of fering insights on how pragmatic information is conveyed by prosody.

Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy: Volume 1

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ISBN: 9781783741748 Year: Volume: 3 Pages: 288 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0066 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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"Vertical Readings in Danteâ&#128;&#153;s Comedy is a reappraisal of the poem by an international team of thirty-four scholars. Each vertical reading analyses three same-numbered cantos from the three canticles: Inferno i, Purgatorio i and Paradiso i; Inferno ii, Purgatorio ii and Paradiso ii; etc. Although scholars have suggested before that there are correspondences between same-numbered cantos that beg to be explored, this is the first time that the approach has been pursued in a systematic fashion across the poem. This collection â&#128;&#147; to be issued in three volumes â&#128;&#147; offers an unprecedented repertoire of vertical readings for the whole poem. As the first volume exemplifies, vertical reading not only articulates unexamined connections between the three canticles but also unlocks engaging new ways to enter into core concerns of the poem. The three volumes thereby provide an indispensable resource for scholars, students and enthusiasts of Dante."

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