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By Alessia Ricciardi

This e-book chronicles the dying of the supposedly leftist Italian cultural institution in the course of the lengthy Eighties. in the course of that point, the nation's literary and highbrow leading edge controlled to lose the prominence passed it after the tip of worldwide conflict II and the defeat of Fascism. What emerged as an alternative used to be a uniquely Italian model of cultural capital that intentionally shunned any severe wondering of the existing order. Ricciardi criticizes the improvement of this new hegemonic association in movie, literature, philosophy, and paintings feedback. She specializes in numerous turning issues: Fellini's futile, late-career critique of Berlusconi-style advertisement tv, Calvino's past due flip to reactionary belletrism, Vattimo's nihilist and conservative responses to French poststructuralism, and Bonito Oliva's stream of paintings commodification, Transavanguardia.

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