By Alessia Ricciardi

This publication chronicles the death of the supposedly leftist Italian cultural institution throughout the lengthy Eighties. in the course of that point, the nation's literary and highbrow leading edge controlled to lose the prominence passed it after the top of worldwide struggle II and the defeat of Fascism. What emerged as an alternative was once a uniquely Italian model of cultural capital that intentionally shunned any serious wondering of the present order. Ricciardi criticizes the improvement of this new hegemonic association in movie, literature, philosophy, and paintings feedback. She specializes in a number of turning issues: Fellini's futile, late-career critique of Berlusconi-style advertisement tv, Calvino's past due flip to reactionary belletrism, Vattimo's nihilist and conservative responses to French poststructuralism, and Bonito Oliva's flow of paintings commodification, Transavanguardia.

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