Ann Lawson Lucas

Emilio Salgari. Una mitologia moderna tra letteratura, politica, società. Vol. I
Fine secolo 1883-1915. Le verità di una vita letteraria

2017, cm 17 x 24, xvi-442 pp. con 83 figg. b/n n.t. e 32 tavv. f.t. a colori

ISBN: 9788822264695

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Transforming popular fiction into literary classics, the reception of the adventure novels of Emilio Salgari (1862-1911) was, and is, an extraordinary cultural phenomenon. These four illustrated volumes aim to present – and demythologize – all aspects of his popularity, including the roles of the press, editions, illustrators, translations, and adaptations (theatre, cinema, comics). The first volume, concerning Salgari’s lifetime, provides new information on his many publishers, identifies the writer’s sources, and describes the evolution of his writing and its impact.

Ann Lawson Lucas
Ann Lawson Lucas ha insegnato lingua e letteratura italiana nelle università di Southampton e Hull in Gran Bretagna. Fin dagli Anni Sessanta ha dato il via a ricerche innovative su Emilio Salgari (1862-1911) e sulla sua fortuna nella società di diverse epoche. È autrice di una monografia sui romanzi e curatrice di edizioni salgariane. Scrive su scrittori dell’Otto-Novecento, anche in studi comparatistici, e ha tradotto in inglese il capolavoro di Carlo Collodi. È Socia onoraria a vita della International Research Society for Children’s Literature e fondatrice del periodico «International Research in Children’s Literature». Ann Lawson Lucas taught Italian language and literature at the Universities of Southampton and Hull in the UK. Her new volumes represent the culmination of her innovative research on the popular novelist, Emilio Salgari (1862-1911), and on the extraordinary phenomenon of his reception in differing political periods. She is the author of a monograph on Salgari’s novels and the editor of recent editions. Her work on Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century writers includes comparative studies and an annotated translation of The Adventures of Pinocchio. She is a Fellow of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature and negotiated the founding of the periodical International Research in Children’s Literature. (luglio 2017)