Witt, Mary Ann Frese.

The search for modern tragedy : aesthetic fascism in Italy and France / Mary Ann Frese Witt. - Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2001. - xii, 259 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: 1. Theatricality and Tragedy in Fascist Italy -- 2. D'Annunzio's Nietzschean Tragedy -- and the Aesthetic Politics of Fusion -- 3. Pirandellian Fascism, Metatagedy, and Myth -- 4. French Aesthetic Fascism in the 1930o -- on Tragic Grandeur and Purity -- 5. Aesthetic Fascism and French Modern Tragedy -- under the German Occupation: Montherlant and Anouilh -- Conclusion -- Index.

0801438373 (cloth : acid-free paper)


Fascism--France.
Fascism--Italy.
Politics and literature--History--France--20th century.
Politics and literature--History--Italy--20th century.
French drama (Tragedy)--History and criticism.
French drama--History and criticism.--20th century
Italian drama (Tragedy)--History and criticism.
Italian drama--History and criticism.--20th century
Fascism in literature.

PQ4145 / .W58 2001

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