Ann Lawson Lucas

Emilio Salgari. Una mitologia moderna tra letteratura, politica, società. Vol. II
Fascismo 1916-1943. Lo sfruttamento personale e politico

2018, cm 17 x 24, x-506 pp. con 72 ill. n.t. e 25 tavv. f.t. a colori.

ISBN: 9788822265555

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This study, in four illustrated volumes, examines and seeks to demythologize the reception (1883-2012) of the adventure novelist, Emilio Salgari. Under Fascism a group of zealots campaigned for his adoption as a ‘Prefascist’, hounding his publisher with anti-Semitic and mendacious abuse. This volume also reveals how fake Salgari novels contaminated the market. A counterbalance appears in the enthusiasm for the writer of young antifascist intellectuals like Gramsci and Pavese.

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)