Italian History of One Literary Genre

Katarzyna Kowalik

(Uniwersytet łódzki)
E-mail: katarzyna.kowalik[at]
ORCID: 0000-0002-2126-2494
DOI: 10.31261/FLPI.2020.02.14
„Fabrica Litterarum Polono-Italica” 2020, nr 1, s. 191-197

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The text is devoted to Giancarlo Alfano and Francesco de Cristofaro’s monograph Il romanzo in Italia published in 2018. The work is an attempt to systematize the information about Italian tradition of the genre which nowadays unquestionably dominates the publishing market. Moreover, it describes the structure of the publication, methodological assumptions adopted by the authors, their objectives, and the way of their realisation. The analysis of these elements shows whether the work discussed can be an important point of reference for future academic works dedicated to Italian novels.