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This essay offers a close reading of Renato Poggioli’s classic The Theory of the Avant-Garde, tracing more specifically the influence of Vilfredo Pareto’s sociology on Poggioli’s analysis of the early twentieth-century avant-gardes. Poggioli developed an approach to literary and cultural history based on Pareto in earlier work. By reading his Theor...
The goals and methods of a global history of literature may not always be easily reconcilable with those pertinent to local (‘national’ or ‘regional’) literary traditions; however, behind the, at times, lengthy or painstaking discussions on the criteria of selection, emphasis, and on more or less necessary nuances, there are also a number of deeper...
Suffering a stroke has major implications for the patient. To understand human suffering, one should understand society. Pirandello described society as a higher entity than the individual, thereby justifying human adaptability to society. We explore a qualitative finding that suggests that social trends may influence how stroke patients prioritize...
Palandri's novel Boccalone and Pier Vittorio Tondelli's collection of short stories Altri libertini, have both been read as literary and sociological portraits of the generation involved in the settantasette movement. Even if it holds true that both books do refer to events and practices linked to the Movimento, this historical background is evoked...