Anna Maria Ortese ; Celestial Geographies

After years of obscurity, Anna Maria Ortese (1914-1998) is emerging as one of the most important Italian authors of the twentieth-century, taking her place alongside such luminaries as Italo Calvino, Primo Levi, and Elsa Morante. Anna Maria Ortese: Celestial Geographies features a selection of... Ausführliche Beschreibung

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Verfasserangabe: Flora Ghezzo, Gian Maria Annovi.
Format: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch
veröffentlicht: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
Enthält: Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: Anna Maria Ortese and the Red-Footed Angel -- Part One: From Naples to Paris (via Jerusalem): Modern Alienation and Utopian Reality -- 1. "Clouds in Front of My Eyes": Ortese's Poetics of the Gaze in "Un paio di occhiali" and Il mare non bagna Napoli / Re, Lucia -- 2. Cities "Paved with Casualties": Ortese's Journeys through Urban Modernity / Baldi, Andrea -- 3. Biographies of Displacement and the Utopian Imagination: Anna Maria Ortese, Hannah Arendt, and the Artist as "Conscious Pariah" / Della Colletta, Cristina -- Part Two: Life of a Celestial Body: Making and Unmaking the Self -- 4. Epistolary Self-Storytelling: Anna Maria Ortese's Letters to Massimo Bontempelli / Moser, Amelia -- 5. Anna Maria Ortese's Early Short Fiction: A Re-reading of Angelici dolori / Fontanella, Luigi -- 6. The Three Lives of Bettina: From Il cappello piumato to Poveri e semplici (and Back) / Manetti, Beatrice -- 7. On the Ruins of Time: Toledo and the (Auto)fiction of the Ephemeral / Ghezzo, Flora -- Part Three: On Becoming Beast: Iguanas, Linnets, Lions, and the Geography of Otherness -- 8. Beasts, Goblins, and Other Chameleonic Creatures: Anna Maria Ortese's "Real Children of the Universe" / Lanslots, Inge -- 9. "Call Me My Name": The Iguana, the Witch, and the Discovery of America / Annovi, Gian Maria -- 10. The Flickering Light of Reason: Anna Maria Ortese's Il cardillo addolorato and the Critique of European Modernity / Rebane, Gala -- 11. The Enigmatic Character of Elmina: A Thread in a Vertiginous Web / Pieracci Harwell, Margherita -- 12. Alonso, the Poet and the Killer: Ortese's Eco-logical Reading of Modern Western History / Crivelli Speciale, Tatiana -- Part Four: An Uncommon Reader -- 13. An "Uncommon Reader": The Critical Writings of Anna Maria Ortese / Farnetti, Monica -- Appendix Who Were You? Interview with Anna Maria Ortese (1973) -- Primary Works by Anna Maria Ortese -- Contributors -- Index
Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: Anna Maria Ortese and the Red-Footed Angel -- Part One: From Naples to Paris (via Jerusalem): Modern Alienation and Utopian Reality -- 1. "Clouds in Front of My Eyes": Ortese's Poetics of the Gaze in "Un paio di occhiali" and Il mare non bagna Napoli / 2. Cities "Paved with Casualties": Ortese's Journeys through Urban Modernity / 3. Biographies of Displacement and the Utopian Imagination: Anna Maria Ortese, Hannah Arendt, and the Artist as "Conscious Pariah" / Part Two: Life of a Celestial Body: Making and Unmaking the Self -- 4. Epistolary Self-Storytelling: Anna Maria Ortese's Letters to Massimo Bontempelli / 5. Anna Maria Ortese's Early Short Fiction: A Re-reading of Angelici dolori / 6. The Three Lives of Bettina: From Il cappello piumato to Poveri e semplici (and Back) / 7. On the Ruins of Time: Toledo and the (Auto)fiction of the Ephemeral / Part Three: On Becoming Beast: Iguanas, Linnets, Lions, and the Geography of Otherness -- 8. Beasts, Goblins, and Other Chameleonic Creatures: Anna Maria Ortese's "Real Children of the Universe" / 9. "Call Me My Name": The Iguana, the Witch, and the Discovery of America / 10. The Flickering Light of Reason: Anna Maria Ortese's Il cardillo addolorato and the Critique of European Modernity / 11. The Enigmatic Character of Elmina: A Thread in a Vertiginous Web / 12. Alonso, the Poet and the Killer: Ortese's Eco-logical Reading of Modern Western History / Part Four: An Uncommon Reader -- 13. An "Uncommon Reader": The Critical Writings of Anna Maria Ortese / Appendix Who Were You? Interview with Anna Maria Ortese (1973) -- Primary Works by Anna Maria Ortese -- Contributors -- Index
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