The Cambridge history of Italian literature by Peter Brand, Lino PertileIn this book leading scholars describe and assess the work of writers who have contributed to the Italian literary tradition, including Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio, the Renaissance humanists, Machiavelli, Ariosto and Tasso, pioneers and practitioners of commedia dell'arte and opera, and the contemporary novelists Calvino and Eco. Translations are provided, along with a map, chronological chart and up-to-date and substantial bibliographies.
Call Number: CHIFLEY large book PC1128 .B76 2014 text, CD & booklet
Italian through film : a text for Italian courses by Antonello Borra; Cristina PausiniThis supplementary text for elementary to intermediate courses in Italian is structured around stimulating discussions of ten contemporary Italian films, among them Cinema Paradiso, La vita e' bella, Mediterraneo, and Il postino. With a chapter devoted to each movie, the book effectively fosters a deeper understanding of both Italian language and culture, and it is adaptable for any level of language instruction.