In this book, author Norma Bouchard argues that works by Celine, Gadda, and Beckett demonstrate qualities that later came to be associated with postmodernism: a pluralized literary subjectivity, a changed relationship to language, a "decenterment" of
Surveys the use of the rose topos in 20th-century Italian poetry, providing an illuminating cross-section of the work of all the major poets, and the movements in which it appears. Peterson demonstrates the importance of the topos for Italian lyric and
In this introduction to the work of Italo Calvino, the author, a friend of Calvino's, traces his development as of one of the first and most defining of the postmodernists. Examines his ties to authors Beckett, Borges, Kafka, Conrad, and Twain.