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The importance of place in contemporary Italian crime fiction : a bloody journey, Barbara Pezzotti

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The importance of place in contemporary Italian crime fiction : a bloody journey
Title
The importance of place in contemporary Italian crime fiction
Title remainder
a bloody journey
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Pezzotti
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By taking as its point of departure the privileged relationship between the crime novel and its setting, this book is the most wide-ranging examination of the way in which Italian detective fiction in the last 20 years has become a means to articulate the changes in the social landscape of the country. Nowadays there is a general acknowledgement of the importance of place in Italian crime novels. However, apart from a limited scholarship on single cities, the genre has never been systematically studied in a way that so comprehensively spans Italian national boundaries. The originality of this volume also lies in the fact that the author have not limited her investigation to a series of cities, but rather she has considered the different forms of (social) landscape in which Italian crime novels are set. Through the analysis of the way in which cities, the 'urban sprawl', and islands are represented in the serial novels of 11 of the most important contemporary crime writers in Italy of the 1990s, this book articulates the different ways in which individual authors appropriate the structures and tropes of the genre to reflect the social transformations and dysfunctions of contemporary Italy. In so doing, this volume also makes a case for the genre as an instrument of social critique and analysis of a still elusive Italian national identity, thus bringing further evidence in support of the thesis that in Italy detective fiction has come to play the role of the new 'social novel'. <br /> <br />
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Pezzotti, Barbara
Dewey number
853/.08720935845
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ4181.D4
LC item number
P49 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Fairleigh Dickinson University Press series in Italian studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns in literature
  • Place (Philosophy) in literature
  • Setting (Literature)
  • Detective and mystery stories, Italian
  • Italian fiction
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Cities and towns in literature
  • Detective and mystery stories, Italian
  • Italian fiction
  • Place (Philosophy) in literature
  • Setting (Literature)
Label
The importance of place in contemporary Italian crime fiction : a bloody journey, Barbara Pezzotti
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Giallo and the city. Milan, the city of crime -- Turin, between history and news -- Naples, the sulphurous city -- Palermo, beauty and the Mafia -- Giallo and urban sprawl. Sicily between old and new -- Sardinia, the motherland -- Interviews
Control code
819816580
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 213 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611475531
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)819816580
Label
The importance of place in contemporary Italian crime fiction : a bloody journey, Barbara Pezzotti
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Giallo and the city. Milan, the city of crime -- Turin, between history and news -- Naples, the sulphurous city -- Palermo, beauty and the Mafia -- Giallo and urban sprawl. Sicily between old and new -- Sardinia, the motherland -- Interviews
Control code
819816580
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 213 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611475531
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)819816580

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