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Methods of Murder

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Informationen zum Autor Elena Past is an assistant professor of Italian in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages! Liter... Lire la suite
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Informationen zum Autor Elena Past is an assistant professor of Italian in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages! Literatures! and Cultures at Wayne State University. Klappentext The first extended analysis of the relationship between Italian criminology and crime fiction in English, Methods of Murder examines works by major authors both popular, such as Gianrico Carofiglio, and canonical, such as Carlo Emilio Gadda. Many scholars have argued that detective fiction did not exist in Italy until 1929, and that the genre, which was considered largely Anglo-Saxon, was irrelevant on the Italian peninsula. By contrast, Past traces the roots of the twentieth-century literature and cinema of crime to two much earlier, diverging interpretations of the criminal: the bodiless figure of Cesare Beccaria's Enlightenment-era On Crimes and Punishments, and the biological offender of Cesare Lombroso's positivist Criminal Man. Through her examinations of these texts, Past demonstrates the links between literary, philosophical, and scientific constructions of the criminal, and provides the basis for an important reconceptualization of Italian crime fiction. Zusammenfassung Past traces the roots of the twentieth-century literature and cinema of crime to two much earlier! diverging interpretations of the criminal: the bodiless figure of Cesare Beccaria's Enlightenment-era On Crimes and Punishments! and the biological offender of Cesare Lombroso's positivist Criminal Man Inhaltsverzeichnis Introduction Part One: Beccarian Introspection * Cesare Beccaria's Disembodied Criminal * Dark Ends for Leonardo Sciascia's Enlightened Detectives * Andrea Camilleri's Sicilian Simulacrum * Violence and the Law in Gianrico Carofiglio's Beccarian Courtroom Part Two: Lombrosian Vivisection * Cesare Lombroso Vivisects the Criminal * Carlo Emilio Gadda's Bodies of Evidence * Dario Argento's Aesthetics of Violence * Carlo Lucarelli's Lombrosian Nightmare Epilogue: Crime in the Twenty-First Century Bibliography Notes ...

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The first extended analysis of the relationship between Italian criminology and crime fiction in English, Methods of Murder examines works by major authors both popular, such as Gianrico Carofiglio, and canonical, such as Carlo Emilio Gadda.

Many scholars have argued that detective fiction did not exist in Italy until 1929, and that the genre, which was considered largely Anglo-Saxon, was irrelevant on the Italian peninsula. By contrast, Past traces the roots of the twentieth-century literature and cinema of crime to two much earlier, diverging interpretations of the criminal: the bodiless figure of Cesare Beccaria’s Enlightenment-era On Crimes and Punishments, and the biological offender of Cesare Lombroso’s positivist Criminal Man.

Through her examinations of these texts, Past demonstrates the links between literary, philosophical, and scientific constructions of the criminal, and provides the basis for an important reconceptualization of Italian crime fiction.



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Past traces the roots of the twentieth-century literature and cinema of crime to two much earlier, diverging interpretations of the criminal: the bodiless figure of Cesare Beccaria's Enlightenment-era On Crimes and Punishments, and the biological offender of Cesare Lombroso's positivist Criminal Man

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IntroductionPart One: Beccarian Introspection Cesare Beccaria's Disembodied Criminal Dark Ends for Leonardo Sciascia's Enlightened Detectives * Andrea Camilleri's Sicilian Simulacrum * Violence and the Law in Gianrico Carofiglio's Beccarian Courtroom Part Two: Lombrosian Vivisection * Cesare Lombroso Vivisects the Criminal * Carlo Emilio Gadda's Bodies of Evidence * Dario Argento's Aesthetics of Violence * Carlo Lucarelli's Lombrosian Nightmare Epilogue: Crime in the Twenty-First CenturyBibliographyNotes

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Titre: Methods of Murder
Sous-titre: Beccarian Introspection and Lombrosian Vivisection in Italian Crime Fiction
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Code EAN: 9781442643888
ISBN: 978-1-4426-4388-8
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: University of Toronto Press
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 384
Poids: 674g
Taille: H235mm x B160mm x T29mm
Année: 2012