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Constructing the self in language and narrative in the work of Grazia Deledda

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This thesis examines the presence of modernist ideas regarding identity, language and narrative in the work of the neglected Sardinian author, Grazia Deledda (1871-1936). It has the overall aim of redefining Deledda’s later work as modernist for she has been disregarded by most critics and is generally classed as a minor, veristic writer. Drawing Deledda out of these restricted interpretations, this thesis demonstrates that Deledda straddles two literary modes, for she matures beyond veris...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
Department:
Humanities Division - Medieval and Modern Languages Faculty - Italian
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Rhianedd Mair Jewell
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Rhianedd Mair Jewell
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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uuid:75b1dcc0-efac-48c7-baca-e6f45d60e725
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ora:7161

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