HIGH POINTS IN THE HISTORY OF ITALIAN LITERATURE by Domenico Vittorini

HIGH POINTS IN THE HISTORY OF ITALIAN LITERATURE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This book is a collection of essays which have appeared in various well known Italian journals and are now gathered together in book form in the hope that ""in the present upsurge of culture in the United States"" it will be read by cultured people. There are a number of interesting and penetrating essays on Dante, Tasso, Aretino, Vico and Salutate. More modern writers are introduced with a lucid and lovely piece about the young poet Leopardi, and go on to Croce, Pirandello, etc. These articles were all intended for scholars- for whom the appeal will still be strongest, and they offer the bright insights of a cultivated Latin mind on some of the ""high points"" in Italian literature, admittedly a little known literature in this country.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1958
Publisher: David McKay