Elio Vittorini
The Writer and the Written

Guido Bonsaver

Italian Perspectives 4

Legenda

1 November 2000  •  272pp

ISBN: 978-1-902653-14-3 (paperback, 2001)

ModernItalianFiction


Elio Vittorini holds a major position in twentieth-century Italian literature thanks to both his narrative production and his activity as editor and militant intellectual. The aim of this book is to present the English-speaking reader with a comprehensive study of the author, his times and his work. Particular attention has been paid to the interconnection between Vittorini's work as a fiction writer and his political commitment which saw him move from revolutionary fascism to communism, to independent left-wing militancy. The combination of extensive archival research with a re-appraisal of his fiction and of his editorial activity provides a full picture reaching beyond the traditional restricted view of Vittorini as the anti-fascist author of Conversazione in Sicilia.

Bibliography entry:

Bonsaver, Guido, Elio Vittorini: The Writer and the Written, Italian Perspectives, 4 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2000)

First footnote reference: 35 Guido Bonsaver, Elio Vittorini: The Writer and the Written, Italian Perspectives, 4 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2000), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Bonsaver, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Bonsaver, Guido. 2000. Elio Vittorini: The Writer and the Written, Italian Perspectives, 4 (Cambridge: Legenda)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Bonsaver 2000: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Bonsaver 2000: 21.

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