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Topographies of Desire

Manzoni, Cultural Practices, and Colonial Scars


Susanna F. Ferlito

Drawing upon a wide range of current disciplinary debates in the fields of comparative politics, anthropology, cultural studies, and comparative literature, this book examines how Alessandro Manzoni’s French and Italian writing produced differences between cultural discourses in a nineteenth-century Europe that was not yet thought of as «naturally» divided between nation-states.