The Legacy of the Italian Resistance

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Springer, May 9, 2011 - History - 263 pages
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This book adds to this growing body of scholarship on the Italian Resistance by analysing, for the first time, how the 'three wars' are represented over the broad spectrum of Resistance culture from 1945 to the present day. Furthermore, it makes this contribution to scholarship by bridging the gap between historical and cultural analysis. Whereas historians frequently use literary texts in their writings, they are often flawed by an insufficiently nuanced understanding of what a literary text is. Likewise, literary critics who have discussed writers such as Calvino and Vittorini, or films such PaisÓ and La notte di San Lorenzo, only refer in passing to the historical context in which these works were produced. By fusing historical and cultural analysis, author Philip Cooke makes a unique contribution to our understanding of a key period of Italian history and culture.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 19451948
8
2 19481955
39
3 19551960
67
From the Pantheon to the Piazza 19601970
82
5 19701978
113
6 19781989
127
19901995
148
8 The Resistance in the Years of the Second Republic
173
Conclusion
190
Notes
195
References
222
Index
245
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Philip Cooke is Senior Lecturer in Italian, University of Strathclyde, UK. His previous publications include The Italian Resistance: an anthology (1997); Fenoglio's binoculars, Johnny's eyes: history, language and narrative technique in Fenoglio's Il partigiano Johnny (2000); and Luglio 1960: Tambroni e la repressione fallita (2000).

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