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Title Vendetta : essays on honor and revenge / edited by Giovanna Summerfield.

Publication Info. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 162 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pietas as vengeance: Ovid's Metamorphoses / Meredith Prince -- The point of revenge: questioning chivalry in La vengeance raguidel and Les merveilles de rigomer / Kristin L. Burr -- The dangers of saying no: vengeance and the besieged lady in Chrétien's Chevalier au lion and Old French romance / Kathy Krause -- The goddess Nature's revenge and human nature in the medieval Spanish Libro de Alexandre / Z. David Zuwiyya -- Reigning revenge in the Poem of El Cid / Julio Hernando -- Resemblance, reality, and revenge: Nicola Van Houbranken's Portrait of François Rivière / Anne Betty Weinshenker -- Vendetta and veritas in Diderot's Madame de la Pommeraye and Bresson's Les dames du Bois de Boulogne / Marcelline Block -- For better or for worse, till death do us part: honor in Italy / Giovanna Summerfield -- "Chi cerca trova e chi seguita vince": seeking revenge in Verga's Cavalleria rusticana and Pirandello's Liolà / Susan Amatangelo.
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Summary In spite of our clever and urban modern logic, our sharp common sense of destruction and reaction versus the more gratifying construction and proactive action, we still weave talionic plots that go beyond staged tragedies and past eras. Revenge continues to be popular in fiction as in non-fictional realms. As an audience, we enjoy films and books that hail the 'getting even' philosophy; even our most renowned children's stories are seeded in vindication and retribution (Hansel and Gretel, Red ...
Subject Revenge in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Gay & Lesbian.
Revenge in literature. (OCoLC)fst01096484
Added Author Summerfield, Giovanna.
Other Form: Print version: Vendetta. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010, ©2010 9781443820806 (DLC) 2010534948 (OCoLC)620157993
Standard No. 9786612624377
ISBN 9781443821018 (electronic bk.)
1443821012 (electronic bk.)
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