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Measured Words: Computation and Writing in Renaissance Italy
Measured Words: Computation and Writing in Renaissance Italy
By Arielle Saiber

Measured Words investigates the rich commerce between computation and writing that proliferated in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italy.

Available Dec 2017
Those Who from Afar Look Like Flies: An Anthology of Italian Poetry from Pasolini to the Present, Tome 1, 1956-1975
Those Who from Afar Look Like Flies: An Anthology of Italian Poetry from Pasolini to the Present, Tome 1, 1956-1975

Edited by Luigi Ballerini and Beppe Cavatorta
Foreword by Marjorie Perloff

Those Who from Afar Look Like Flies is an anthology of poems and essays that aims to provide an organic profile of the evolution of Italian poetry after World War II.
Published Jul 2017
A Croce Reader: Aesthetics, Philosophy, History, and Literary Criticism
A Croce Reader: Aesthetics, Philosophy, History, and Literary Criticism
Edited and Translated by Massimo Verdicchio

A Croce Reader brings together the author’s most important works across the fields of aesthetics, philosophy, history, literary criticism, and the Baroque and presents the “other” Croce that has been erased by scholarly tradition, including by Croce himself.

Published Apr 2017
Selected Poems and Prose
Selected Poems and Prose
By Guittone d’Arezzo
Selected, Translated and with an Introduction by Antonello Borra

The poems and prose included in this volume are emblematic of the two phases of Guittone’s career: he first achieved fame as a secular love poet but following his conversion in the 1260s he became a renowned religious poet

Published Feb 2017
Primo Levi and the Identity of a Survivor
Primo Levi and the Identity of a Survivor
By Nancy Harrowitz

In Primo Levi and the Identity of a Survivor, Nancy Harrowitz examines the complex role that Levi’s cultural identity played in his choices of how to portray his survival, as well as his exposition of topics such as bystander complicity.

Published Dec 2016
Writing Beloveds: Humanist Petrarchism and the Politics of Gender
Writing Beloveds: Humanist Petrarchism and the Politics of Gender
By Aileen A. Feng

Covering a period from the late-fourteenth to mid-sixteenth century, Aileen A. Feng’s engagingly written work identifies and analyzes a Latin humanist precursor to the poetic movement known as Renaissance Petrarchism.

Published Dec 2016
Italian Futurism and the First World War
Italian Futurism and the First World War
By Selena Daly

Selena Daly’s work is the first comprehensive study of Futurism during the First World War period. In this book, she examines the cultural, political, and military engagement of the Futurists with the war effort, both on the battlefields and on the home front.

Published Aug 2016
On Friendship and Freedom: The Correspondence of Ignazio Silone and Marcel Fleischmann
On Friendship and Freedom: The Correspondence of Ignazio Silone and Marcel Fleischmann
By Maria Nicolai Paynter

On Friendship and Freedom contains the first published collection of correspondence between Silone and his longtime friend the philanthropist and art collector Marcel Fleischmann.

Published Jul 2016
Petrarch's 'Fragmenta': The Narrative and Theological Unity of 'Rerum vulgarium fragmenta'
Petrarch's 'Fragmenta': The Narrative and Theological Unity of 'Rerum vulgarium fragmenta'
By Thomas E. Peterson

Building on recent Petrarch scholarship and broader studies of medieval poetics, poetic narrativity, and biblical intertextuality, Peterson conducts a rigorous examination of the Fragmenta’s poetic language.

Published May 2016
Five Comedies
Five Comedies
By Carlo Goldoni, Edited by Gianluca Rizzo and Michael Hackett, with Brittany Asaro, Introduction by Michael Hackett, with an essay by Cesare de Michelis

Five Comedies collects a selection of Goldoni’s finest plays, annotated and translated into English: The New House, The Coffee House, and “The Holiday Trilogy” (Off to the Country, Adventures in the Country, and Back from the Country.

Published Mar 2016