Americas in Italian Literature and Culture, 1700-1825

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Penn State Press, Nov 1, 2010 - Literary Criticism
 

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Contents

Christian America and Savage America
1
1 Travelers and Explorers Between Two Centuries
12
Lafitau Vico and Boturini Benaduci
24
The Alibis of Exoticism Myth Parody Utopia 1 The Italian Enlightenment and the Denunciation of the Return To All Fours
39
2 The American Indian in EighteenthCentury Social Debates
46
3 Carlo Goldonis American Tragicomedies
51
Francesco Cerlone and Ferdinando Degli Obizzi
58
5 Pietro Chiaris Primitivism
63
Italy and the New America 1 The Quakers and the Myth of Pennsylvania
107
2 Benjamin Franklins Image
118
3 Revolution and Vittorio Alfieris America libera
123
4 Filippo Mazzei Witness to Revolution
136
5 Luigi Castiglionis Travels in the United States of North America
149
Epilogue NineteenthCentury Developments 1 Lorenzo Da Pontes America
161
2 Carlo Bottas History of the War of the Independence of the United States of America
170
3 Giacomo Leopardi and the New World
189

6 The Utopia of Peru
68
7 Gian Rinaldo Carlis Lettere americane and the Apotheosis of Utopia
76
Tradition and Revision in EighteenthCentury Histories of the New World
85
Select Bibliography
207
Index
219
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