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Investigating Italy's Past through Historical Crime Fiction, by Barbara Pezzotti

By Barbara Pezzotti

This booklet is the 1st monograph in English that comprehensively examines the ways that Italian historic crime novels, television sequence, and movies became a way to intrude within the social and political adjustments of the rustic. This learn explores the ways that fictional representations of the previous reflect contemporaneous anxieties inside Italian society within the paintings of writers akin to Leonardo Sciascia, Andrea Camilleri, Carlo Lucarelli, Francesco Guccini, Loriano Macchiavelli, Marcello Fois, Maurizio De Giovanni, and Giancarlo De Cataldo; movie administrators akin to Elio Petri, Pietro Germi, Michele Placido, and Damiano Damiani; and television sequence resembling the “Commissario De Luca” sequence, the “Commissario Nardone” sequence, and “Romanzo criminale–The series.”  offering the main wide-ranging exam of this sub-genre in Italy, Barbara Pezzotti locations works set within the Risorgimento, WWII, and the Years of Lead within the higher social and political context of up to date Italy.

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