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Title Voglio morire! : suicide in Italian literature, culture, and society 1789-1919 / edited by Paolo L. Bernardini and Anita Virga
Published Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 288 pages)
Contents Table of contents; preface; note on the cover image; introduction -- a culture of death; chapter one -- the "civil suicide" of francesco lomonaco; chapter two -- the life and tragic epilogue of patriot francesco benedeti; chapter three -- the ethics of suicide in giacomo leopardi; chapter four -- suicidi di primo ottocento; chapter five -- emilio praga's suicidio; chapter six -- la tematica del suicidio nella scapigliatura.; chapter seven -- representations of suicide in italian narratives from the 1860s to the early twentieth century; chapter eight -- in plain sight
Chapter nine -- "then i shall sleep."chapter ten -- egoistic and altruistic suicide in the writings of f.t. marinetti pre- and post-futurism; chapter eleven -- michelstaedter the poet through montale; chapter twelve -- harakiri all'italiana; chapter thirteen -- antonia pozzi; contributors
Summary The theme of suicide was of paramount importance in Italy in the long nineteenth century, from the French revolution to the outbreak of World War I.A number of writers, intellectuals, politicians, and artists wrote about suicide, and a very high number of people killed themselves, for several reasons. There were suicides for love and for homeland, suicides for despair, and suicides for ennui. In Italy, once a very traditional, Catholic country, where suicide was very uncommon and rarely trea .
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Essays in English and Italian
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Subject Bernardini, Paolo, 1963- editor
Virga, Anita, 1983- editor
Italian literature -- History and criticism -- 19th century.
Suicide in literature.
Literature, Modern.
Attitude to Death.
Cultural Characteristics.
History, 19th Century.
History, 20th Century.
Form Electronic book
Author Bernardini, Paolo, 1963- editor
Virga, Anita, 1983- editor
ISBN 1443866709 (electronic bk.)
9781443866705 (electronic bk.)