Giovanni Verga Summary

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4,514 words, approx. 16 pages
Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, and essayist noted for his introduction of the themes of modern psychology to English fiction. In his lifetime he was a controversial figure, both for the expli... Read more
7,543 words, approx. 26 pages
In the following essay, Lucente offers a critical overview of Verga's work as an Italian realist. Nineteenth century Italian realism in general (or verismo) and Giovanni Verga's works in... Read more
2,291 words, approx. 8 pages
In the following excerpt, Bergin studies the themes, characters, and technique of "Nedda, " demonstrating that it is the first example of Verga's more accomplished, mature style. ... Read more
6,463 words, approx. 22 pages
In the following excerpt, part of a speech that was first presented to the Royal Academy of Italy celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of I Malavoglia in 1931, Pirandello investigat... Read more
690 words, approx. 3 pages
In the review below, Weaver praises the modern qualities of Verga's stories and the author's deft combination of sympathy for and detachment from his characters. His two novels and handf... Read more
2,311 words, approx. 8 pages
In the following essay, Cecchetti examines Verga's last collection of stories, Don Candeloro e Compagni, which is often overlooked by critics. The English-speaking readers of Italian literature... Read more
1,548 words, approx. 6 pages
In the following excerpt, Ragusa examines the critical dismissal of Verga 's Milanese tales, finding that the lasting reputation of these stories is based largely on the opinions of critic Luig... Read more
2,903 words, approx. 10 pages
In the following excerpt, Cecchetti probes the motivating forces behind Verga's characters. The critic then describes Verga's search for a new, completely impersonal narrative form, whic... Read more
3,681 words, approx. 13 pages
In the following essay, Hallock champions "Fantasticheria" as Verga's "statement of transition" from "decadent romanticism" to the verismo school of wr... Read more
3,060 words, approx. 11 pages
In the following essay, Jehenson reads "La Lupa " as a cyclical tale of classic archetypal symbolism, with the She-Wolf acting as the primordial goddess. In his discussion of the effecti... Read more