Spartakus by Furio Jesi

By Furio Jesi

Il libro che presentiamo è un inedito,
già destinato dall'autore alla pubblicazione.
Scoperto di recente tra le carte lasciate da Jesi,
dopo che una intricata vicenda editoriale
lo aveva nascosto consistent with trentanni, Spartakus
occupa un posto di indubbio rilievo nell'opera
del grande mitologo e germanista, offrendo
una delle sue più originali e riuscite turn out
di scrittura. Non si tratta infatti di una
«storia del movimento spartachista»,
ma di un'appassionata fenomenologia
della rivolta intesa quale immediata
«sospensione del pace storico» e distinta
pertanto dalla rivoluzione, che comporta
una strategia a lungo termine, tutta calata nei
processi della storia. Certo, «rivolta» è in primo
luogo l'insurrezione del gennaio 1919, che Jesi
ricostruisce quasi mimandola nel ritmo serrato
della prosa: in quei giorni, lungo le vie di
Berlino, «ogni gesto valeva di in line with se stesso»
e gli uomini combattevano negli altri uomini il
volto disumano, mitico-demoniaco del potere.
Ma come autentica epifania di novità, e
dunque sospensione del «tempo normale»,
anche l. a. parola poetica acquista un tenore
politico di sovversione, mentre l'atto «meno
deliberato e più conchiuso in se stesso»,
la scrittura, si rivela paradossalmente
esperienza collettiva. consistent with questo, Spartakus
tratta sì di Rosa Luxemburg, ma anche molto
di Dostoevskij, di hurricane, di Fromentin, di
Brecht, nonché di Eliade e di Thomas Mann.

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Defiance: The Story of One Man Who Stood Up to the Sicilian by Tom Behan

By Tom Behan

In 1960's Sicily, the Mafia have been far and wide -- and not obvious. within the city of Cinisi, often called 'Mafiopoli', their strength was once unstated, and absolute: 'it's within the air that you simply breathe' because the locals used to assert. One guy notwithstanding, dared to talk out. Like many Sicilians, Peppino Impastato used to be born right into a kin with powerful Mafia affiliations. whilst his uncle used to be brutally murdered in 1963, Peppino made up our minds to commit his existence to opposing the Mafia. No-one had ever spoke of the Mafia in public sooner than, not to mention attacked them. decided to tackle the forces of corruption and privilege, Peppino led a people's move opposed to the Mafia, launching a countrywide radio station on which he savagely pilloried either the association and its allies within the Catholic Church. Peppino used to be punished for his defiance -- he was once violently murdered. The spark he lit, besides the fact that, has now not died. at the anniversary of his demise, Italy held its first ever nationwide anti-Mafia rally, and at the present time a brand new iteration of activists encouraged through Peppino campaigns for fact and justice. during this compelling ebook, in response to specific interviews with individuals of the Impastato relations and those that knew them , Tom Behan takes us contained in the murky global of 'Mafiopoli', and tells for the 1st time a story of braveness and resistance within the very heartland of Mafia strength.

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The Growth of the Italian Economy, 1820-1960 (New Studies in by Jon Cohen

By Jon Cohen

Italy was once a terrible, backward nation in comparison with its pals to the north and west in 1861. so much of its humans have been farmers counting on conventional innovations and old kinds of association to outlive. Few could have believed that inside of a century, the rustic could develop into one of many greatest commercial powerhouses, and its humans one of the wealthiest on this planet. This e-book presents a quick, up to date account of the literature that chronicles Italy's awesome development and structural switch, emphasizing new perspectives on outdated concerns.

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Southern thought and other essays on the Mediterranean by Ferme, Valerio; Cassano, Franco; Bouchard, Norma

By Ferme, Valerio; Cassano, Franco; Bouchard, Norma

Ranging among the fields of sociology, political technology philosophy, cultural anthropology & literature, this quantity bargains a critique of normative types of modernisation derived from Eurocentric & North Atlantic paradigms, claiming that self reliant paths to modernity exist within the Mediterranean & the so-called worldwide Souths.

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Italian Journeys. From Venice to Naples and Beyond by William Dean Howells, Matthew Stevenson

By William Dean Howells, Matthew Stevenson

When Abraham Lincoln appointed William Dean Howells Consul to Venice, the younger author launched into a trip that might depart an indelible influence on his existence and paintings. Howells lived in Italy for 4 years, from 1861, through the pivotal and tumultuous interval of Italian reunification. Italian trips, Howell's engrossing memoir of this time, describes his adventures around the kingdom - from Genoa, a hotbed of nationalistic fervour and town from which Garibaldi had led the excursion of the Thousand just a yr ahead of; to the cultural and political powerhouse of Naples, which had in basic terms simply develop into a part of the dominion of Italy and from there to Rome, concentration for the hopes of a fractured nation. vacationing by way of land and sea, Howells was once encouraged at each flip - as a lot by means of the fevered occasions of the time as via the cultural and ancient wealth of the rustic - and his beautifully-rendered portrait has turn into a vintage of shuttle literature, crucial for all those that, like...

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Three New Deals: Reflections on Roosevelt’s America, by Wolfgang Schivelbusch

By Wolfgang Schivelbusch

From a world-renowned cultural historian, an unique examine the hidden commonalities between Fascism, Nazism, and the recent Deal

Today Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal is considered the democratic perfect, the confident American reaction to an financial difficulty that propelled Germany and Italy towards Fascism. but within the Thirties, stunning because it could seem, those regimes have been infrequently thought of antithetical. Now, Wolfgang Schivelbusch investigates the shared parts of those 3 "new bargains" to provide a outstanding reason for the recognition of Europe's totalitarian platforms.

Returning to the melancholy, Schivelbusch lines the emergence of a brand new kind of country: reinforced via mass propaganda, led by means of a charismatic determine, and projecting balance and gear. He uncovers attractive similarities one of the 3 regimes: the symbolic significance of big public works courses just like the TVA dams and the German autobahn, which not just positioned humans again to paintings yet embodied the state's authority; the seductive persuasiveness of Roosevelt's hearth chats and Mussolini's radio talks; the fashion for huge structure stamped on Washington, as on Berlin; and the omnipresent banners enlisting electorate as dependable fans of the state.

Far from equating Roosevelt, Hitler, and Mussolini or minimizing their acute ameliorations, Schivelbusch proposes that the populist and paternalist features universal to their states carry the major to the confusing allegiance as soon as granted to Europe's such a lot tyrannical regimes.

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The Two Mafias: A Transatlantic History, 1888–2008 by Salvatore Lupo

By Salvatore Lupo

A pragmatic knowing of the mafia needs to steer clear of depictions either one of a monolithic association and of localized, remoted teams. the following, well known historian Salvatore Lupo analyzes the mafia as a community of assorted relationships and associations, the results of a fancy cultural and social come upon that used to be formed through a number of, various environments.

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Art and Architecture in Naples, 1266-1713: New Approaches by Cordelia Warr, Janis Elliott

By Cordelia Warr, Janis Elliott

Frequently overshadowed by way of the towns of Florence and Rome in art-historical literature, this quantity argues for the significance of Naples as an inventive and cultural centre, demonstrating the breadth and wealth of creative event in the city.* Generously illustrated with a few illustrations in particular commissioned for this publication* Questions the conventional definitions of 'cultural centres' that have resulted in the forget of Naples as a centre of creative significance* an important addition to the English-language scholarship on artwork in Naples

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