Nino Ricci: Essays on His Works

Nino Ricci: Essays on His Works

by Marino Tuzi

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Overview

This book of essays examines the fictional work of Nino Ricci from a variety of critical perspectives. These perspectives include ideas about literature, culture, identity, politics, and society in terms of Canada and the modern world. Each contributor examines a specific novel or several novels, focusing on the prevailing themes and literary elements used by Nino Ricci to construct his work of fiction. This critical study allows the reader to enhance one's understanding of Nino Ricci's particular style and vision. It also provides an understanding of Nino Ricci's valuable contribution to contemporary Canadian fiction and world literature. The contributors in this book are: William Anselmi, Howard A. Doughty, Brian L. Flack, Lise Hogan, Marino Tuzi, and Jim Zucchero.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781550719529
Publisher: Guernica Editions Inc
Publication date: 04/01/2016
Series: Essential Writers
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 136
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Born in 1952, Marino Tuzi lives and teaches in Toronto. He is the author of The Power of Allegiances: Identity, Culture, and Representational Strategies. As well, along with Howard Doughty, he served as editor for Discourse and Community: Multidisciplinary Studies of Canadian Culture and Culture and Difference: Essays on Canadian Society.

Table of Contents

Foreword Marino Tuzi vii

Disjunction, Paradox, and the Deromanticization of the Old World in Lives of the Saints Marino Tuzi 1

Modernity and the Problem of Cultural Identity: A Critical Analysis of In A Glass House Lise Hogan 33

The Theme of Cultural of Displacement in the Novel, Where She Has Gone William Anselmi 49

Postcolonialism and Shifting Notions of Exile in Nino Ricci's Fictional Trilogy Jim Zucchero 67

The Novelist As Anthropologist: An Essay on the Fictional Work of Nino Ricci Howard A. Doughty 93

Subjectivity, Ideology, and Culture in the Fictional Trilogy of Nino Ricci Marino Tuzi 113

The Gospel According to Nino Ricci: An Examination of the Novel Testament Brian L. Flack 157

Science, Human Suffering, and Revelation in Nino Ricci's The Origin of Species: A Literary and Thematic Study Marino Tuzi 181

Sleep… Without Reason Breeds Monsters: An Analysis of Ricci's Novel Brian L. Flack 227

Interview With Nino Ricci Marino Tuzi 255

Selected Bibliography: Novels by Nino Ricci 263

Contributors 265

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