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This book is addressed to “lovers of paradoxes” and we have done our utmost to assemble a stellar cast of Neapolitan and American scholars, intellectuals, and artists/writers who are strong and open-minded enough to wrestle with and illuminate the paradoxes through which Naples presents itself. Naples is a mysterious metropolis. Difficult to understand, it is an enigma to outsiders, and also to the Neapolitans themselves. Its very impenetrableness is what makes it so deliriously and irresistibly attractive. The essays attempt to give some hints to the answer of the enigma, without parsing it into neat scholastic formulas. In doing this, the book will be an important means of opening Naples to students, scholars and members of the community at large who are engaged in “identity-work.” A primary goal has been to establish a dialogue with leading Neapolitan intellectuals and artists, and, ultimately, ensure that the “deliriously Neapolitan” dance continues.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Frontispiece, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Foreword. Returning to The Broken Fountain: Omaggio a Thomas Belmonte
  2. Theresa Aiello
  3. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Preface. The Irresolvable Paradox: Essaying Naples
  2. Pellegrino D’Acierno, Stanislao G. Pugliese
  3. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction: Naples as Chaosmos or, The City That Makes You Repeat Its Discourse
  2. Pellegrino D’Acierno
  3. pp. 1-32
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  1. Learning from Contemporary Naples/Writing as a Neapolitan
  1. 1. Napòlide: A Man without Naples
  2. Erri De Luca
  3. pp. 35-53
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  1. 2. Scuorno (Vergogna)
  2. Francesco Durante
  3. pp. 54-68
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  1. The View from America
  1. 3. Naples/ New York: Across the Watery Divide
  2. B. Amore
  3. pp. 71-76
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  1. 4. Auratic Detritus/Sublime Trash: “Rough Magic”; or, The Art of Transfiguration in B. Amore’s Naples/ New York Installation
  2. Pellegrino D’Acierno
  3. pp. 77-96
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  1. 5. One Early Twenty-First Century Summer in Naples
  2. John Domini
  3. pp. 97-119
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  1. 6. Investigating Gilda Mignonette as a “Newpolitan” Approach to Popular Culture
  2. Simona Frasca
  3. pp. 120-132
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  1. 7. Go Make Naples: New Perspectives from Italian American Artists
  2. Fred Gardaphé
  3. pp. 133-140
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  1. 8. You Want to Be Americano?
  2. Robert Zweig
  3. pp. 141-148
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  1. History, Memory, and Mercy
  1. 9. Words in Journey: Echoes from Pompeii
  2. Angelo Cannavacciuolo
  3. pp. 151-156
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  1. 10. One of These Days
  2. Ilaria Marchesi, Simone Marchesi
  3. pp. 157-171
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  1. 11. Mediterranean Crossroads: Naples as a Model of Southcentric Cosmopolitanism
  2. Patrizia La Trecchia
  3. pp. 172-189
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  1. 12. The Delirium of the Neapolitan Baroque
  2. J. Nicholas Napoli
  3. pp. 190-203
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  1. 13. The Sansevero Chapel: A Case Study of the Neapolitan Enlightenment
  2. Salvatore Napolitano
  3. pp. 204-223
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  1. 14. Caravaggio’s Mercy in Naples
  2. Terence Ward
  3. pp. 224-240
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  1. Malanapoli: From the Lazaronitum to Gomorrah/Camorra
  1. 15. The Contact Zone: Where Organized Crime and Everyday Life Meet
  2. Jason Pine
  3. pp. 243-268
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  1. 16. Gomorrah: The Rest of the Story
  2. Valerio Caprara
  3. pp. 269-280
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  1. Writing and Singing Naples
  1. 17. Anna Maria Ortese: Breaking the Spell of Naples?
  2. Andrea Baldi
  3. pp. 283-300
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  1. 18. Filumena Marturano: Eduardo De Filippo’s Beloved Whore
  2. Rose De Angelis
  3. pp. 301-321
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  1. 19. Matilde Serao’s Art of Numbers: Naples and the Game of Lotto
  2. Gabriella Romani
  3. pp. 322-338
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  1. 20. Opera and the Classical Tradition in Naples
  2. Joseph Rescigno
  3. pp. 339-346
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  1. 21. Poetry
  2. Charles Sant’Elia
  3. pp. 347-350
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  1. 22. Evoking Naples in a Story and a Story about Stories
  2. Gioia Timpanelli
  3. pp. 351-364
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  1. Omaggi, or Parole d’Ammore
  1. 23. Tributes to Shirley Hazzard
  2. Joseph Connors, Jonathan Galassi
  3. pp. 367-369
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  1. 24. A Tribute to John Turturro’s Passione
  2. Stanislao G. Pugliese
  3. pp. 370-375
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  1. 25. A Celluloid Tribute to Thomas Belmonte
  2. Pellegrino D’Acierno
  3. pp. 376-380
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 381-384
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 385-395
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  1. Image Plates
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780823280018
Related ISBN
9780823279982
MARC Record
OCLC
1076272091
Pages
288
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-05
Language
English
Open Access
No
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