Italian Chronicles

Italian Chronicles

Author: Stendhal

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452953854

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

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Nineteenth-century French writer Marie-Henri Beyle, better known by his pen name Stendhal, is one of the earliest leading practitioners of realism, his stories filled with sharp analyses of his characters’ psychology. This translation of Stendhal’s Chroniques italiennes is a collection of nine tales written between 1829 and 1840, many of which were published only after his death. Together these collected tales reveal a great novelist working with highly dramatic subject matter to forge a vision of life lived at its most intense. The setting for these tales is a romanticized Italy, a place Stendhal viewed as unpolluted by bourgeois inhibitions and conformism. From the hothouse atmosphere of aristocratic convents to the horrors of the Cenci family, the tales in Italian Chronicles all feature passionate, transgressive characters engaged in “la chasse au bonheur”—the quest for happiness. Most of the tragic, violent tales are based on historical events, with Stendhal using history to validate his characters’ extreme behaviors as they battle literal and figurative oppression and try to break through to freedom. Complete with revenge, bloody daggers, poisonings, and thick-walled nunneries, this new translation of Italian Chronicles includes four never-before-translated stories and a fascinating introduction detailing the origins of the book. It is sure to gratify established Stendhal fans as well as readers new to the writer.
Italian Chronicles
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Stendhal
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-02 - Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

Nineteenth-century French writer Marie-Henri Beyle, better known by his pen name Stendhal, is one of the earliest leading practitioners of realism, his stories filled with sharp analyses of his characters’ psychology. This translation of Stendhal’s Chroniques italiennes is a collection of nine tales written between 1829 and 1840, many of
Three Italian Chronicles
Language: en
Pages: 195
Authors: Stendhal
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: New Directions Publishing

Three novellas of Italian passion by the great French author tell of the infamous trial of a young Roman noblewoman for the murder of her father, the illicit liaison and subsequent trial of an abbess, and the fortunes of a Roman aristocrats daughter who falls in love with a wounded
The Italian Chronicles of a Rogue Tourist
Language: en
Pages: 217
Authors: Paul Monico
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-24 - Publisher: Riverside Press

The Italian Chronicles of a Rogue Tourist, Volume I: Discovering Calitri, is a collection of travel essays written during the years 2006 through 2008. This first volume recounts the initial adventures of an American couple who purchase a home in the southern Italian town of Calitri. Lofty, medieval Calitri cascades
Nuns' Chronicles and Convent Culture in Renaissance and Counter-Reformation Italy
Language: en
Pages: 437
Authors: K. J. P. Lowe, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies K J P Lowe
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-12-04 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A well-illustrated and innovative analysis of convent culture in sixteenth-century Italy.
The Medieval Chronicle III
Language: en
Pages: 218
Authors: Erik Kooper
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Rodopi

In the summer of 2002 the third international conference on the medieval chronicle was held, again in the vicinity of Utrecht, the Netherlands. There are several reasons why the chronicle is particularly suited as the topic of an international conference. In the first place there is its ubiquity: all over