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The Mafia in Italian Lives and Literature: Life Sentences and Their Geographies (Cultural Spaces)

Pickering-Iazzi, Robin

Verlag: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2015
ISBN 10: 1442631899 / ISBN 13: 9781442631892
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Verlag: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

Erscheinungsdatum: 2015

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Using an array of cultural documents from 1990 to the present, including diaries, testimonies, fiction, online video postings, and anti-mafia social networks, Robin Pickering-Iazzi examines the myths, values, codes of behaviour, and relationships produced by the Italian mafia through a wide cross-disciplinary lens. The Mafia in Italian Lives and Literature explores the ways that these literary engagements with the mafia relate to broader contemporary Italian life and offer implicit challenges, and a quiet code of resistance, to the trauma and injustice wrought by the mafia in various Italian cities.

Despite the long tradition of representing the mafia in Italian literature, until now women?s contributions to this literature have been overlooked. Pickering-Iazzi?s aim is to encourage new critical reflection on a broader selection of literature through new theoretical lenses in order to enrich our understanding of crime fiction, Sicily and Sicilian identity in literature, narrative traits of the new Italian epic, and the cultural and social functions of storytelling in life and literature.

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Robin Pickering-Iazzi is a professor in the Department of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the editor of the widely acclaimed anthology Mafia and Outlaw Stories from Italian Life and Literature.

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