Giraffes in the Garden of Italian Literature
Modernist Embodiment in Italo Svevo, Federigo Tozzi and Carlo Emilio Gadda
Giraffes in the Garden of Italian Literature investigates the central nexus in the work of Italo Svevo, Federigo Tozzi and Carlo Emilio Gadda and considers it as evidence of a programmatic attempt to renegotiate human embodiment in order to validate an alternate space of lived corporeality.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Three Giraffes in Italy's Literary Garden 1. Corporeal Revolutions: Interrogating Modern and Modernist Embodiment 2. Corporeal Arrhythmia: Svevo's Stylistics of Limping and Potentiality 3. Blind Refusal: Tozzi's Stylistic Phenomenology of Hypersensitivity 4. Bodies, Borders and the Offended Self: Gadda's Stylistic Ethics of Misogyny 5. Conclusion: Italian Giraffes, Italian Bodies