World Literature and Its Times: Italian Literature and Its Times

  • Volume 7
  • Joyce Moss
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0787637254
  • ISBN-13: 9780787637255
  • DDC: 850.9
  • Shipping Weight: 3.50 lbs ( 1.59 kgs)
  • 576 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2005 | Published

About

Overview

The Italian Literature volume of this celebrated series covers "Adonis" by Giovanbattista Marino, "Canzoniere" by Petrarch, "The Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri, "The Duel" by Casanova, "Jerusalem Delivered" by Torquato Tasso, "Pinocchio" by Carlo Collodi, "The Travels of Marco Polo" by Marco Polo, "The Prince" by Machiavelli and more.

Reviews

"[R]emarkable... The clear, straightforward writing is appropriate for high school honors or academic students. The unique focus of this book gives students a well-rounded approach to studying and writing about the included works and will supplement class or book group discussions. Recommended for all academic libraries and public libraries serving a large college population." … Library Journal (Sept. 15, 2000)

— Library Journal

"This is an accessible, well-written, and thoroughly researched reference tool that would enhance any serious literary criticism collection. Recommended." -- Book Report (2/1/2000)

— Kathleen McBroom

"This series will be a welcome addition to public and academic libraries. It will be most useful to high school students and undergraduates." -- American Libraries (May 2000)

— Kathleen McBroom

"The first volume of the series is an impressive beginning. Recommended for high-school, public, and academic libraries." -- Booklist (01/01/00)

— Kathleen McBroom

"Articles are well illustrated, readable, and have bibliographies. Recommended for general readers and undergraduates." -- CHOICE (April 2000)

— J. H. Pollitz

"Lengthy, informative essays." -- School Library Journal (May 2000)

— J. H. Pollitz

"Recommended for academic and public libraries." -- Library Journal (January 2000)

— J. H. Pollitz

"Gale, once again, needs to receive accolades for continuing their quest to provide students at the secondary level and beyond with such a comprehensive resource covering African literature, from the obscure to the well-known. A must purchase, as each volume in this series will be an asset to any library which services secondary level patrons and above." — Reference Books Bulletin/Booklist (Dec. 15, 2000)

— J. H. Pollitz

"This series of literary criticism from Gale takes a wholly unique approach - it analyzes works from a historical, political, and social perspective rather than a strictly literary view�The World Literature and Its Times series tries to show students the connections between the political and social climate of the time and how the authors used the themes of the day in their works. By emphasizing the context of literature, it offers a unique perspective and a fresh approach and will be a valuable set in larger school, public, and academic libraries." -- Booklist (December 2001)

— Kathleen McBroom