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Contents Introduction: Risorgimento as an Unfinished Story ix Norma Bouchard Part I: Recent Histories of the Risorgimento Rethinking the Risorgimento? 3 John A. Davis Part II: Writing the Risorgimento from the "Boom" to the "Lead Years" Tomasi di Lampedusa's Il Gattopardo and Postwar Italian Political Culture 33 Marco Cupolo Luciano Bianciardi and the Blasphemy of Miracles 49 Mark Pietralunga The Prism of Risorgimento in Vincenzo Consolo's ll sorriso dell'ignoto marinaio 72 Ruth Glynn Part III: Gendering Unification Risorgimento as Fragmented Body-Politics: The Case of Anna Banti's Noi credevamo 93 Norma Bouchard Travesties of Risorgimento in Maria Rosa Cutrufelli's La briganta 109 Cinzia di Giulio Part IV: The Postmodern Disappearance and Recovery of the Nation Notes from an Invisible Orchestra: Gesualdo Bufalino as Historical Novelist 127 Walter Zampieri Reopening the Risorgimento Archive: Spectrality and Utopia in Antonio Tabucchi's Piazza d'Italia 150 Norma Bouchard Part V: Sicilian Narratives of the Risorgimento Of Garibaldini and Pugnalatori: Revolution and Reaction in Sciascia's Sicily 171 Mark Chu Consolo and the Fictions of History 193 Robert S. Dombroski Part VI: Screening the Nation: Cinematic Versions of the Nineteenth-Century Past Unification in Postwar Italian Cinema: 1954-1974 217 Fulvio S. Orsitto From Modern Historical Revisionism to Postmodern Skepticism: Risorgimento in Magni's Cinema 235 Valerio Ferme Contributors 257 Index 261
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Italian literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- Italy -- History -- 19th century.
Italy -- History -- 1849-1870.
Italy -- In motion pictures.