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Making the Italians: Poetics and Politics of Italian Children’s Fantasy [2012]

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Softcover published by Peter Lang, 2012. First edition.

Italian children's literature has a diverse and unusual tradition of fantasy. With the exception of Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio, however, it has remained almost entirely unknown outside of Italy. Why is it that Italian children's fantasy has remained such a well-kept secret? How international is the term 'fantasy', and to what extent has its development been influenced by local as well as global factors?

This book charts the history and evolution of Italian children's fantasy, from its first appearance in the 1870s to the present day. It traces the structural and thematic progression of the genre in Italy and situates this development against the changing backdrop of Italian culture, society and politics. The author argues that ever since the foundation of Italy as a nation-state, the Italian people have been actively involved in an ongoing process of identity formation, and that the development of children's fantasy texts has been inextricably intertwined with sociopolitical and cultural imperatives.

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Author(s):
Myers, Lindsay
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15 cm x 22 cm, 6 in x 9 in
Edition:
First
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
3039113615
ISBN-13:
9783039113613
Number of pages:
251
Publisher:
Peter Lang
Title:
Making the Italians: Poetics and Politics of Italian Children’s Fantasy

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Softcover published by Peter Lang, 2012. First edition.

Italian children's literature has a diverse and unusual tradition of fantasy. With the exception of Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio, however, it has remained almost entirely unknown outside of Italy. Why is it that Italian children's fantasy has remained such a well-kept secret? How international is the term 'fantasy', and to what extent has its development been influenced by local as well as global factors?

This book charts the history and evolution of Italian children's fantasy, from its first appearance in the 1870s to the present day. It traces the structural and thematic progression of the genre in Italy and situates this development against the changing backdrop of Italian culture, society and politics. The author argues that ever since the foundation of Italy as a nation-state, the Italian people have been actively involved in an ongoing process of identity formation, and that the development of children's fantasy texts has been inextricably intertwined with sociopolitical and cultural imperatives.

Like new except for a previous seller’s label on the back cover.

Author(s):
Myers, Lindsay
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15 cm x 22 cm, 6 in x 9 in
Edition:
First
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
3039113615
ISBN-13:
9783039113613
Number of pages:
251
Publisher:
Peter Lang
Title:
Making the Italians: Poetics and Politics of Italian Children’s Fantasy

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