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IWW Author(s): Pivano, Fernanda, 1917-
Edition Title: American Literature in Italy WWII to Present
Place of Publication: Boulder
Publisher: Naropa Institute
Year of Publication: 1980
Description: 1 sound cassette (90 min., 34 sec.)
Language: English
Notes: Recorded August 19, 1980, probably at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. Contact Naropa Audio Archive for permission to use these materials.
Genre: Lecture, speech
Subjects: American literature -- 20th century.; American literature -- Translations into Italian.; Literature and society.; Fascism and literature.; Pivano, Fernanda.
Abstract: The last visiting poetics class of the summer recorded August 19, 1980 at Naropa. This class features a talk by renowned Italian translator, Fernanda Pivano. In the course of the talk, Pivano gives a brief history of Italy focusing on the events leading to Mussolini's power. Then she discusses the literary scene in fascist Italy in the 1930's and 40's, the tactics used to smuggle, translate, and publish American literature and its ifluence on the Anti-Fascist movements during WWII and its lead up. Among the authors she's translated and discussed are Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Stein, Williams, Ginsberg, Kerouac and Ezra Pound. The talk reveals the power of the literary art to change society.
OCLC Accession No.: 68220197
Edition Code: E61876-01
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