The mirage of America in contemporary Italian literature and film / Barbara Alfano.Material type: BookSeries: Toronto Italian studies: Publisher: Toronto [Ontario] : University of Toronto Press, 2013Distributor: Beaconsfield, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, 2013Edition: [CEL version].Description: 1 online resource (viii, 190 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781442699113 (electronic bk.); 1442699116 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Italian fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Italian fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism | Italian literature -- American influences | Motion pictures -- Italy -- History and criticism | Motion pictures, Italian -- History and criticism | United States -- In literature | United States -- In motion pictures | LITERARY CRITICISM / European / ItalianGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 853.009/3273 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references (pages -187) and index.
Introduction -- Wandering subjects -- America ubiqua -- On a trip to America : the "I" travels -- American Arcadia -- Historicizing the dream : a documented eye on America -- Conclusion.
The Mirage of America in Contemporary Italian Literature and Film explores the use of images associated with the United States in Italian novels and films released between the 1980s and the 2000s.