Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture

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Gino Moliterno
Routledge, Sep 11, 2002 - 704 pages
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This rigorously compiled A-Z volume offers rich, readable coverage of the diverse forms of post-1945 Italian culture. With over 900 entries by international contributors, this volume is genuinely interdisciplinary in character, treating traditional political, economic, and legal concerns, with a particular emphasis on neglected areas of popular culture. Entries range from short definitions, histories or biographies to longer overviews covering themes, movements, institutions and personalities, from advertising to fascism, and Pirelli to Zeffirelli.
The Encyclopedia aims to inform and inspire both teachers and students in the following fields:
*Italian language and literature
*Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
*European Studies
*Media and Cultural Studies
*Business and Management
*Art and Design
It is extensively cross-referenced, has a thematic contents list and suggestions for further reading.
 

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An abecedarian volume edited by Moliterno (formerly Italian studies, Australian National Univ.), this thorough, expansive reference book focuses on post$World War II Italian culture. Entries, which ... Read full review

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18 January 1946, Rovigo Soprano Katia Ricciarelli's career has demonstrated particular strengths in the bel canto repertoire. Her studies in Venice led to a stage debut as Mimi in Mantua in 1969. A year later she won the Verdi Award and appeared in Rome as Joan of Arc to considerable acclaim. Her American debut in 1972, as Lucrezia (I due foscari) in Chicago, launched a successful worldwide operatic career. She sang at La Scala in 1973 (Angelica) and at Covent Garden the 

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Gino Moliterno has written extensively in the fields of comparative literature, film studies and Italian studies. He is a lecturer in Italian Film Studies at the Australian National University.

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