Italian Romanticism Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

Avitabile, Grazia. The Controversy on Romanticism in Italy: First Phase 1816-1823. New York: S. F. Vanni, Publishers, 1959,145 p.

Endeavors "to present the basic ideas governing literary romanticism in Italy" by examining the theoretical writings of its adherents.

Barricelli, Jean-Pierre. "Romantic Writers and Music: The Case of Mazzini." Studies in Romanticism 14, No. 2 (Spring 1975): 95-117.

Discusses music in relation to the philosophical theories of Giuseppe Mazzini, and as the romantic art par excellence.

Biasin, Gian-Paolo. "In the Primordial Origin of Evening." In Italian Literary Icons, pp. 18-47. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1985.

Considers the new worldview expounded by the Italian Romantics in light of the theoretical work of Francesco Arcangeli and the poetry of Ugo Foscolo.

Brose, Margaret. "Leopardi's 'L'Infinito' and the Language of the Romantic Sublime." Poetics Today 4, No. 1 (1983): 47-71.

Explores Giacomo Leopardi's aesthetic of the sublime and analyzes his poem "L'Infinito" (1819) as "a self-conscious demonstration of lyric transcendence."

Garnett, Richard. "The Revival," "The Regeneration," and "The Nineteenth Century—Middle Period." In A History of Italian Literature, pp. 327-93. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1928.

Chronological examination of the major figures in nineteenth-century Italian literature.

Kroeber, Karl. "The Reaper and the Sparrow: A Study of Romantic Style." Comparative Literature X, No. 3 (Summer 1958): 203-13

Compares William Wordsworth's "The Solitary Reaper" with Leopardi's "Il passero solitario" in order to define the Romantic mode of representation.

——. The Artifice of Reality: Poetic Style in Wordsworth, Foscolo, Keats, and Leopardi. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1964, 235 p.

Traces developments in the Romantic theory of creativity through the work of four major figures of nineteenth-century English and Italian poetry.

Lovett, Clara M. The Democratic Movement in Italy, 1830-1876. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1982, 285 p.

A social, political, and cultural history of nineteenth-century Italy.

Silone, Ignazio. The Living Thoughts of Mazzini. London: Cassell and Co., 1939, 130 p.

Critical analysis of Mazzini's political, literary, and theoretical writings.

Singh, G. Leopardi and the Theory of Poetry. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1964, 365 p.

Investigates Leopardi's literary theory and poetic style.

Springer, Carolyn. The Marble Wilderness: Ruins and Representation in Italian Romanticism, 1775-1850. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987, 198 p.

Analyzes the importance of classical archaeology to the Italian Romantic imagination.

Vittorini, Domenico. "The Nineteenth-Century Novel." In The Modern Italian Novel, pp. 8-50. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1930.

Includes a discussion of Alessandro Manzoni's contribution to the historical novel and to the Romantic movement in Italy.