The first in a series of books which aims to help students of Italian as a foreign language gain a better cultural understanding of Italy. This volume presents a history of Italian literature, a collection of literary texts from its origins in the 13th century through to the present day. The texts are accompanied by information to guide the reader, analysis and points for reflection.
The volume is organised into 8 chapters - 8 modules - each of which presents a literary period and highlights selected authors and their works. Also provided are additional information sheets on art, music and, from the 20th century, information about cinema and singer-songwriters.
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