The Legacy of the Italian Resistance

  • Authors
  • Philip Cooke

Part of the Italian and Italian American Studies book series (IIAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Philip Cooke
    Pages 1-7
  3. Philip Cooke
    Pages 9-37
  4. Philip Cooke
    Pages 39-66
  5. Philip Cooke
    Pages 67-81
  6. Philip Cooke
    Pages 113-125
  7. Philip Cooke
    Pages 127-147
  8. Philip Cooke
    Pages 191-193
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 195-263

About this book


This book adds to this growing body of scholarship on the Italian Resistance by analysing, for the first time, how the 'three wars' are represented over the broad spectrum of Resistance culture from 1945 to the present day. Furthermore, it makes this contribution to scholarship by bridging the gap between historical and cultural analysis. Whereas historians frequently use literary texts in their writings, they are often flawed by an insufficiently nuanced understanding of what a literary text is. Likewise, literary critics who have discussed writers such as Calvino and Vittorini, or films such Paisà and La notte di San Lorenzo, only refer in passing to the historical context in which these works were produced. By fusing historical and cultural analysis, author Philip Cooke makes a unique contribution to our understanding of a key period of Italian history and culture.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-29566-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-11901-7
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