After La Dolce Vita: A Cultural Prehistory of by Alessia Ricciardi

By Alessia Ricciardi

This booklet chronicles the dying of the supposedly leftist Italian cultural institution in the course of the lengthy Eighties. in the course of that point, the nation's literary and highbrow forefront controlled to lose the prominence passed it after the top of worldwide warfare II and the defeat of Fascism. What emerged as an alternative used to be a uniquely Italian model of cultural capital that intentionally kept away from any serious wondering of the existing order. Ricciardi criticizes the advance of this new hegemonic association in movie, literature, philosophy, and paintings feedback. She makes a speciality of numerous turning issues: Fellini's futile, late-career critique of Berlusconi-style advertisement tv, Calvino's overdue flip to reactionary belletrism, Vattimo's nihilist and conservative responses to French poststructuralism, and Bonito Oliva's stream of artwork commodification, Transavanguardia.

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