Italian Literature


Baroni, Giorgio, and Mario Puppo. Manuale critico-bibliografico per lo studio della letteratura italiana. 5th ed. Torino: Internazionale, 2002. 673 pp. Z2354.C3 P87 [PQ4037].

A guide to reference works (through c. 2000) that are important to the study of Italian language and literature. The first division lists general guides to Italian literature, bibliographies, journals, collections and anthologies, encyclopedias and dictionaries, and literary histories. The remaining divisions consist of essay overviews accompanied by selective bibliographies on literary criticism and philology (with discussions of textual criticism, criticism, literary history, and metrics); linguistics and stylistics (language, grammar, and vocabulary; the Italian language; and the history of language in Italy); literary periods or movements; and 30 major authors. Indexed by persons. Although more descriptive than evaluative, with access hampered by the lack of subject indexing, Baroni and Puppo is the standard guide to Italian literary scholarship.