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Italian postwar experimentalism in the wake of English-language modernism

Abstract:

After World War II in Italy the cultural scene was in need of resuscitation. Artists searched for tools with which to revifify their works. Central to this, for many key figures in the fifties and sixties, was an engagement with English-language Modernism. This phenomenon has been widely recognised, but this thesis is its first sustained analysis.

I draw together the receptions of three English-language Modernist authors – T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound and James Joyce – who, as a triad, w...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
Italian
Oxford college:
Balliol College
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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
Italian
Role:
Author

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
Italian
Role:
Supervisor
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
Italian
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK

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