In the shadow of the mammoth : Italo Svevo and the emergence of modernism / Giuliana Minghelli.

"In this work Giuliana Minghelli examines Svevo's unique contribution to twentieth-century literature within the framework of his parodic Darwinian fables of the prehistoric encounter between the weak and 'unfinished' man and the incommensurable 'other.' In looking at s...

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Main Author: Minghelli, Giuliana.
Format: Electronic
Published: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2002.
Series:Toronto Italian studies.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Between Darwinian origins and modernist ends : Svevo's allegory of symbiosis
  • 2. Of artists, women, and Jews : Svevo and the modernist contamination
  • 3. Between Darwinism and dreams : the stories of Alfonso and Annetta in Una vita
  • 4. The crying of the statues : art and women in Senilita
  • 5. Leading the pedagogue by the hand
  • 6. Out of the shadow of the mammoth : Zeno and the story of the other.