Conrad in Italy

Edited by Mario Curreli

Maria Curie-Sklodowska University Press

Conrad in Italy

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Pub Date: May 2016

ISBN: 9788377845950

300 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $60.00£47.00

Conrad in Italy

Edited by Mario Curreli

Maria Curie-Sklodowska University Press

Conrad in Italy provides international students and researchers with a variety of critical approaches. Richard Ambrosini surveys Conrad's reception within the Italian academy. Franco Marenco's essay on "Heart of Darkness" outlines Conrad's centrality in English Modernism. Alessandro Serpieri deals with Conrad's impressionistic treatment of space in The Secret Agent and other texts. Giuseppe Sertoli focuses on Conrad's debt to the Comtesse de Boigne's Mémoires and to James's Portrait of a Lady in the writing of Suspense.Fausto Ciompi investigates the isotopy of dream in Lord Jim and other early novels. Elio Di Piazza reads the The Mirror of the Sea as an inquiry into British and Russian empires. Maria Teresa Chialant's study of "Amy Foster" and "Tomorrow" accounts for the interest of Italian critics in Conrad's minor works.Francesco Marroni unfolds the moral structure of "The Secret Sharer". Nicoletta Vallorani tackles the theme of the double in "The Secret Sharer" from the perspective of the art of photography. Luisa Villa illuminates the complex structure of Chance in the light of Conrad's re-elaboration of the Victorian multi-plot novel. Mario Domenichelli proposes a reading of Conrad's cooperation with Ford. The Inheritors is the subject of Mario Curreli's essay on Conrad's debt to H.G. Wells, Zangwill, and Drumont, while it places the issue of fourth-dimension in the context of European colonialisms. Marialuisa Bignami's survey of Conrad's influence on Primo Levi and Marilena Saracino's intertextual analysis of "Heart of Darkness" and Luigi Guarneri's Tenebre sul Congo are two exercises in dialogic reading which confirm Conrad's well-established reception in Italian culture.
Mario Curreli: Introduction
Mario Curreli: An Outline of Conrad's Reception in Italy
Richard Ambrosini: "The Battle for Conrad": Inside and Outside Italian Academia in the Years 1924-1960
Alessandro Serpieri: Joseph Conrad: Many Landscapes, a Single Space
Franco Marenco: "And I saw my mystake": Joseph Conrad and the Narrative of a Critical Century
Fausto Ciompi: Conrad and Dream: Almayer's FollyI, The Nigger of the "Narcissus," Lord Jim
Maria Teresa Chialant: The Figure of the Outsider in "Amy Foster" and "To-morrow"
Mario Domenichelli, Conrad and Hueffer: From Three Collaborative Novels to High Modernism
Mario Curreli: Conrad's and Ford Four Dimensional Story: "The Inheritors"
Elio Di Piazza: The Wind of Empire in Conrad's "rulers iof East and West"
Francesco Marroni: Evil and Non-Evil in "The Secret Sharer"
Nicoletta Vallorani: The Brotherhood of Twins: Conrad's "The Secret Sharer and Photography"
Luisa Villa: Young Powell's Story and Its Conradian Inter-text: Re-reading Chance "for the Plot"
Giuseppe Sertoli: Conrad's Portrait of a Lady
Marialuisa Bignami: The Presence of Joseph Conrad in Primo Levi's Oeuvre
Marilena Saracino: "Heart of Darkness" and Tenebre sul Congo: History, Memory and Writing

Commended, 2018 Joseph Conrad Society of America, Adam Gillon Book Award

About the Author

Mario Curreli has taught at universities in Exeter, Florence, and Pisa. A founding member of the Joseph Conrad Society and former secretary of its Italian branch, he has contributed to American, British, French, German, Indian, Polish, Rumenian, and Russian publications and his most recent books include Ian Watt and Hans van Marle: Conradians; The Ugo Mursia Memorial Lectures: Second Series; and Le Traduzioni di Conrad in Italia.