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The Resource Figuring women : a thematic study of Giovanni Verga's female characters, Susan Amatangelo

Figuring women : a thematic study of Giovanni Verga's female characters, Susan Amatangelo

Label
Figuring women : a thematic study of Giovanni Verga's female characters
Title
Figuring women
Title remainder
a thematic study of Giovanni Verga's female characters
Statement of responsibility
Susan Amatangelo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Figuring Women: A Thematic Study of Giovanni Verga's Female Characters examines Verga's heroines in the social and cultural context of nineteenth-century Italy. In particular, the work highlights the ways in which social reality and cultural fantasy clash with women's individuality. In this vein, the study focuses on the critical moments in the formation of female identity and on the roles and relationships that define these moments. This thematic approach allows comparisons among characters in dramatically different circumstances and brings to light the experiences that unite them."
  • "The fact that Verga's most rebellious heroines die violently at the hands of men has led to accusations of misogyny or, at the very least, of excessive social and artistic conventionality. Yet it is precisely Verga's awareness of convention that enriches his portrayal of women. The reaction of his female characters to social custom at a particular moment in their lives defines them as individuals. With rare insight, Verga depicts the female experience as both personal and universal, showing that different kinds of women are linked by the experience of being female in a male-centered culture. At the same time, however, he reveals the isolation in which women grow and live, separated from men and other women by social and cultural barriers."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Amatangelo, Susan
Dewey number
853/.8
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ4734.V5
LC item number
Z5625 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Verga, Giovanni
Label
Figuring women : a thematic study of Giovanni Verga's female characters, Susan Amatangelo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Adolescence -- Marriage -- Motherhood -- Sisterhood -- Fatal womanhood
Control code
54103832
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9780838640173
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004001341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Figuring women : a thematic study of Giovanni Verga's female characters, Susan Amatangelo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Adolescence -- Marriage -- Motherhood -- Sisterhood -- Fatal womanhood
Control code
54103832
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9780838640173
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004001341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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