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A History of Women's Writing in Italy (Hardback)
  • A History of Women's Writing in Italy (Hardback)
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A History of Women's Writing in Italy (Hardback)

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Hardback 378 Pages / Published: 04/01/2001
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A History of Women's Writing in Italy offers a comprehensive historical account of writing by women in Italy. Covering writing from the Middle Ages to the present day, it moves away from narrow definitions of literature, and brings to the reader's attention other forms of expression such as letter writing, religious and devotional writing, scholarly and philosophical essays, travel writing, and journalism. Contributors point to the considerable practical, social and ideological difficulties faced by women in writing and presenting their work to a wider reading public, but also highlight the resourcefulness and determination of women through the centuries in making their voices heard. Extensive guides to further reading and a detailed guide to more than two hundred writers form an integral part of the volume. The international team of contributors have produced a striking work of scholarship and research, which will be invaluable for students and scholars alike.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521570886
Number of pages: 378
Weight: 720 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This useful and informative volume covers writing from the Renaissance to the present...The book is a welcome addition to the growing list of titles on Italian women's writing, particularly because it includes forms of writing that are exclusively literary." Choice
"This book complements Rinaldina Russell's fine bio-bibliographical Italian Women Writers." Italian Bookshelf
"...an important addition to our knowledge of women's writing...some of the most valuable contributions are precisely those essays that discuss topics beyond the limits of conventional literary genres." Italian Quarterly
"Letizia Panizza and Sharon Wood have brilliantly edited a series of essays reappraising the rich and complex history of women's writing in Italy from the Renaissance to the present...Not only is this text a valuable contribution to the study of women's history but an indispensable introduction to the literary voices of women in Italian history." Comitatus
"A solid introduction to the writings...of women in Italy across seven centuries. This is a well-produced reference work that functions capably as a gendered literary history while concurrently providing...insightful textual analysis." Renaissance Quarterly

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