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Engelska
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118
Utgivningsdatum
2019-07-12
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Echo Point Books & Media
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21 Illustrations
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4314:Standard Color 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Case Laminate on Standard 70 White w/Gloss Lam
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Genio (inbunden)

Genio

The Story of Italian Genius

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Italian culture might rightly be described as the pride and glory of the Western world. But how did this come about? What is the secret of Italian creative genius? In this short but captivating study (complete with 21 illustrations, 14 in color), Morris Berman argues that the key to it is the Italian ability to inject ?space,? or movement, into static situations--whether in art, film, politics, or religion. In doing so, Italians from St. Francis to Federico Fellini were able to revolutionize their arenas of activity, and in so doing, the worlds in which they lived. And all of these legacies, as Professor Berman demonstrates, are still with us today.

?Morris Berman?s Genio:The Story of Italian Genius is an intriguingly adroit introduction to some important facets of Italian genius. Eschewing the traditional names we so often see listed in these types of books, Berman has chosen those names of individuals who, famous that they are, may not be the first to come to mind. Hence Bernini and Caravaggio instead of Michelangelo and Leonardo; Fellini for sure, but we also now have Marinetti; Machiavelli, of course, but now we also have Gramsci; and, dulcis in fundo, St. Francis is here to represent a more kinder Catholicism. With this book, the English speaker is introduced to a more broad panorama of Italy?s history of its genio!?

    -Anthony Julian Tamburri, Dean, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

Other thoroughly engaging works by Morris Berman include  Spinning Straw Into Gold: Straight Talk for Troubled Times (one man's meditation on the meaning of his life to date); Coming to Our Senses (a provocative analysis of the relationship between culture, mind, and body in the history of Western society), and Are We There Yet? (which analyzes what has gone wrong with the United States since its inception, and the problems we now face as a result).

 
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“morris berman’s Genio:The Story of Italian Genius is an intriguingly adroit introduction to some important facets of Italian genius. Eschewing the traditional names we so often see listed in these types of books, Berman has chosen those names of individuals who, famous that they are, may not be the first to come to mind. Hence Bernini and Caravaggio instead of Michelangelo and Leonardo; Fellini for sure, but we also now have Marinetti; Machiavelli, of course, but now we also have Gramsci; and, dulcis in fundo, St. Francis is here to represent a more kinder Catholicism. With this book, the English speaker is introduced to a more broad panorama of Italy’s history of its genio!”

    -Anthony Julian Tamburri, Dean, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

 



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Morris Berman is a poet, novelist, essayist, social critic, and cultural historian. He has written thirteen books and more than 150 articles, and has taught at a number of universities in Europe, North and South America, and Mexico. He won the Governor's Writers Award for Washington State in 1990, and was the first recipient of the annual Rollo May Center Grant for Humanistic Studies in 1992. In 2000, The Twilight of American Culture was named a "Notable Book" by the New York Times Book Review, and in 2013 he received the Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity from the Media Ecology Association. Dr. Berman lives in Mexico.

Innehållsförteckning

list of illustrations

Acknowledgments and Credits

Preface: The Creation of Space

1. Bernini: Miracle in Marble

2. Caravaggio: Drama in Oil

3. Fellini: Magic and Pasta

4. St. Francis: A Fool for God

5. Machiavelli: Politics as Science

6. Gramsci: Mind over Matter

7l. Marinetti: Future Perfect

Epilogue: My Italy

Notes

About the Author