Benvenuto Cellini: Sexuality, Masculinity, and Artistic Identity in Renaissance Italy (Paperback)M. A. Gallucci (author)
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Publisher: Palgrave USA
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
Edition: 2003 ed.
"Gallucci taps a wide and varied body of contemporary and secondary sources in an effort to avoid anachronism in repositioning the writer-artist in a broader and more comprehensive context . . . Gallucci's groundbreaking discussions on the legal aspects of sodomy, a problem avoided by all but a few Cellini scholars (Paolo Rossi, for example) are of particular interest to scholars seeking to separate the historical man from his autobiographical persona." - Gwendolyn Trottein, Canadian Art Review
"This fascinating new look at Benvenuto Cellini offers a thoroughly innovative approach to, and understanding of, the man Jacob Burckhardt called a wholly recognizable prototype of modern man. " - Konrad Eisenbichler, CAA Reviews
"A fascinating read . . .a brilliant rethinking of his autobiography . . .Gallucci s cross-disciplinarity marks this book as the kind of cutting-edge scholarship needed to revitalize traditional historical work." - Juliana Schiesari, Annali d Italianistica
"The most intriguing chapter of Gallucci s study addresses the role of violence in Cellini s self-representation." - Ian Frederick Moulton, Huntington Library Quarterly
"Gallucci succeeds brilliantly at integrating a variety of approaches, placing the swashbuckling bisexual Cellini and his cultural production in the context of contemporary discourses about law, magic, virility, and honor." - James M. Saslow
"Evocative [and] astonishing. Within the framework of New Historicism and sexual and gender studies, Gallucci puts forth new scholarship in areas, such as Cellini s literature and poetics." - Cristina Colasanto, US Italia
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