Landscapes in Between: Environmental Change in Modern Italian Literature and Film (Toronto Italian Studies)

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Descriptions : p Since its economic boom in the late s Italy has grappled with the environmental legacy of rapid industrial growth and haphazard urban planning One notable effect is a preponderance of interstitial landscapes such as abandoned fieldsolluted riverbanks and makeshift urban gardens em Landscapes in Between em analyses authors and filmmakers Italo Calvino Pier Paolo Pasolini Gianni Celati Simona Vinci and the duo Daniele Cipr and Franco Maresco who turn to these spaces as productive models for coming to terms with the modified natural environment Considering the ways in which sixty years worth of Italian literary and cinematic representations engage in the ongoing dialogue between nature and culture Monica Seger contributes to the transnational expansion of environmental humanities Her book also introduces an ecocritical framework to Italian studies in English Rejecting a stark dichotomy between human construction and unspoilt nature em Landscapes in Between em will be of interest to all those studying the fraught relationship between humanity and environment










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