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Tuscan Spaces

Literary Constructions of Space

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Tuscan Spaces by Silvia M. Ross
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An important locus for English-speaking writers, the region of Tuscany is also well represented in the Italian literary canon. In Tuscan Spaces, Silvia Ross focuses on constructions of Tuscany in twentieth-century Italian literature and juxtaposes them with English prose works by such authors as E.M. Forster and Frances Mayes to expose the complexity of literary representation centred on a single milieu. Ross uses the works of writers such as Federigo Tozzi, Aldo Palazzeschi, Vasco Pratolini, and Elena Gianini Belotti, to seek out alternative visions of Tuscan space and emphasizes that each author fashions the region in a manner which reflects their personal poetics, background, and experiences. Theories of cultural geography, space, travel, and narrative contribute to Ross's consideration of the dualisms commonly employed in writings about Tuscany, such as country/city, nature/culture, female/male, and self/other, all of which are in turn affected by her interrogation of the local/foreign opposition that underlies the study as a whole.

Author Biography

Silvia Ross is a senior lecturer in the Department of Italian at University College Cork.
Release date Australia
January 5th, 2010
Country of Publication
Canada
Illustrations
6 halftones
Imprint
University of Toronto Press
Pages
208
Dimensions
162x238x20
ISBN-13
9781442639980
Product ID
3895993

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