Coverart for item
The Resource The rhetoric of violence and sacrifice in fascist Italy : Mussolini, Gadda, Vittorini, Chiara Ferrari, (electronic resource)

The rhetoric of violence and sacrifice in fascist Italy : Mussolini, Gadda, Vittorini, Chiara Ferrari, (electronic resource)

Label
The rhetoric of violence and sacrifice in fascist Italy : Mussolini, Gadda, Vittorini
Title
The rhetoric of violence and sacrifice in fascist Italy
Title remainder
Mussolini, Gadda, Vittorini
Statement of responsibility
Chiara Ferrari
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Annotation:
Related
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ferrari, Chiara
Dewey number
850.9/0091
Language note
Includes some text in Italian, followed by the English translation
LC call number
PQ4088
LC item number
.F39 2013
Series statement
Toronto Italian studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mussolini, Benito
  • Gadda, Carlo Emilio
  • Vittorini, Elio
  • Sacrifice in literature
  • Sacrifice
  • Rhetoric
  • Fascism and literature
  • Italian literature
Summary expansion
The Italian fascists under Benito Mussolini appropriated many aspects of the country's Catholic religious heritage to exploit the mystique and power of the sacred. One concept that the regime deployed as a core strategy was that of "sacrifice." In this book, Chiara Ferrari interrogates how the rhetoric of sacrifice was used by the Italian fascist regime throughout the interwar years to support its totalitarian project and its vision of an all-encompassing bond between the people and the state. The Rhetoric of Violence and Sacrifice in Fascist Italy focuses on speeches by Benito Mussolini and key literary works by prominent writers Carlo Emilio Gadda and Elio Vittorini. Through this investigation, Ferrari demonstrates how sacrifice functioned in relation to other elements of fascist rhetoric, such as the frequent reiterations of an impending national crisis, the need for collaboration among social classes, and the forging of social contact between the leader and the people
Label
The rhetoric of violence and sacrifice in fascist Italy : Mussolini, Gadda, Vittorini, Chiara Ferrari, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Discursive ritual and sacrificial presentation: the rhetoric of crisis and resolution in Fascist Italy -- 2. Sacrificial turns and their rhetorical echoes -- 3. Gadda's sacrificial topographies -- 4. The redemption of Vittorini's New Man
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001141354
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781442645677
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012286461
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001141354
Label
The rhetoric of violence and sacrifice in fascist Italy : Mussolini, Gadda, Vittorini, Chiara Ferrari, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Discursive ritual and sacrificial presentation: the rhetoric of crisis and resolution in Fascist Italy -- 2. Sacrificial turns and their rhetorical echoes -- 3. Gadda's sacrificial topographies -- 4. The redemption of Vittorini's New Man
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001141354
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781442645677
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012286461
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001141354

Library Locations

    • Thomas Jefferson LibraryBorrow it
      1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
      38.710138 -90.311107
Processing Feedback ...