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Fascist censorship on literature and the case of Elio Vittorini

Abstract:

This article tackles the issue of literary censorship in Fascist Italy. The first part offers an outline of the organization and the practices with which the regime attempted to control publishers and authors. It tracks the development of Mussolini's Press Office into a fully fledged ministry, examines the introduction of a semi-preventive form of censorship, and looks at the effects of the anti-Semitic laws. The second part concentrates on the literary activities of the novelist, editor and ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/1353294032000131229

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Pembroke College
Publisher:
Carfax Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Modern Italy Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
2
Pages:
165-186
Publication date:
2003-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-9877
ISSN:
1353-2944
URN:
uuid:97f35b53-6065-4726-8685-2a81955414c3
Local pid:
ora:3824

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