The introduction to the first English version of Alberto Asor Rosa's celebrated essay, Writers and the People, reconstructs the genesis of the volume and above all the political and cultural context in which this work took shape: post-World War II Italy between the Cold War and the economic boom; communist culture and the heretical socialist tradition; the birth of operaismo. The introduction also analyses the theoretical limits of this text of political criticism of literature; in particular, in the improper critique of two classics of the Second Twentieth Century in Italy: Pasolini and Calvino.

Asor Rosa, A., Mandarini, M., Balicco, D. (2016). Foreword to Alberto Asor Rosa, The Writer and the People, Seagull, London-Mumbai 2016, 7-19.

Foreword to Alberto Asor Rosa, The Writer and the People, Seagull, London-Mumbai 2016

Daniele Balicco
Writing – Review & Editing
2016-01-01

Abstract

The introduction to the first English version of Alberto Asor Rosa's celebrated essay, Writers and the People, reconstructs the genesis of the volume and above all the political and cultural context in which this work took shape: post-World War II Italy between the Cold War and the economic boom; communist culture and the heretical socialist tradition; the birth of operaismo. The introduction also analyses the theoretical limits of this text of political criticism of literature; in particular, in the improper critique of two classics of the Second Twentieth Century in Italy: Pasolini and Calvino.
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Asor Rosa, A., Mandarini, M., Balicco, D. (2016). Foreword to Alberto Asor Rosa, The Writer and the People, Seagull, London-Mumbai 2016, 7-19.
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