Italian and Italian American Studies

The Works of Claudio Magris: Temporary Homes, Mobile Identities, European Borders

Authors: Pireddu, N.

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Italian scholar, novelist, journalist, and philosopher Claudio Magris is among the most prominent of living European intellectuals. This study is the first comprehensive critical analysis of Magris's corpus for an English-speaking audience and addresses the crucial question of the return to humanism that is moving literature and theory forward.

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Nicoletta Pireddu teaches Italian and Comparative Literature at Georgetown University, USA.

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"This is the first critical study in English of a major writer whose intellectual contribution embraces a variety of fields. Pireddu's brilliant analysis illuminates the richness and complexity of Magris' mind focusing on a previously unrecognized theme the critic calls "temporary home," seen as a polysemantic sign through which Magris challenges ideological absolutism. If the "totalizing ambition" of the novel has no longer a home in a postmodern world, resorting to different writing genres must still be accompanied by a search for meanings, albeit not final. The book will be of great interest to a large public." - Daniela Bini, Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature, University of Texas, Austin, USA

"This book introduces to the English-speaking public the work of Claudio Magris, an essential voice in present-day European thought. Beautifully balanced and organized, it offers an original reading of Magris's opus, centered on the concept of dwelling. Through Pireddu's elegant and precise prose readers are led into an intellectual journey that unveils the existential challenges and rewards of inhabiting our contemporary world." - Elena Coda, Associate Professor of Italian, Purdue University, USA

"In her account of Claudio Magris's works, Nicoletta Pireddu provides a masterful inquiry in to the meaning of belonging and identity. Europe emerges as the site of provisional stability and mobile identities, and at the same time the ground on which to build a human consortium for the 21st century." - Sandra Parmegiani, Associate Professor of Italian and European Studies, University of Guelph, Canada


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Works of Claudio Magris: Temporary Homes, Mobile Identities, European Borders
Authors
Series Title
Italian and Italian American Studies
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Nicoletta Pireddu
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48804-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137488046
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49262-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50464-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 138
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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