Torino: Giulio Einaudi, 2010. 1st. Hardcover. Quarto; xxv, 860pp. Text in Italian. A Fine copy in publisher's grey cloth stamped in black at spine in like dust jacket. This is a large, heavy book; foreign shipping will be extra. Item #18196
"Curated by the Italianist Gabriele Pedullà and the historian Sergio Luzzatto, and written largely by a young generation of scholars, the Atlas project... in some respects, represents an energetic response and corrective - for a long time series of fundamental stories of Italian literature... The Atlas represents the laboratory of an indeterminate series of experiments. As in a kaleidoscope, the traditional pieces of our knowledge of Italian literature are moved in all directions, and then reassumed in new and unexpected schemes from time to time... L ' Atlant is a sparkling cocktail in its unpredictable mix of old and new ingredients, and there is a sense of genuine euphoria in seeing them mixed. And indeed it is difficult to imagine a recent work of literary historiography that has more boldly integrated new methods and modes of knowledge into a national literature project." (excerpted from Robert Gordon's review in The Times Literary Supplement).