CARLO DICKENS’S ESSAYS

 

Ugo Gregoretti in 1968 directed a revolutionary version of Pickwick Papers for the Italian State Television (Rai). Luca Cremonese has interviewed him in 2011 asking him about his relationship with Dickens, with the Italian Television, and the audience of the Sixties. Here are the opening song of the series,  the audio interview on Pickwick and its transcript.

Being at the close of Joyce's seventy's death anniversary and at the verge of Dickens's bicentenatry, we believe this is an auspicious time to re-publish Toni Cerutti's "Mrs Gamp in Dublin: Dickensian Joyce"   published by in Joyce's Victorians, ed. Franca Ruggieri, 9 Joyce Studies in Italy Bulzoni Editore, Roma 2006. Due to copyright restriction, we are reproducing here a pre-print.

Clotilde de Stasio's essay on the Gothic side of Christmas is an exlusive Carlo Dickens English version of an essay which is going to be published in Italian by the Dottorato in Anglistica of the Università degli Studi di Milano. De Stasio explores the less evident disquieting implications of Dickens's Christmas stories, comparing them with some painters' view of the Dickensian stories.


Alessandro Vescovi. "Themes and Styles in Pictures from Italy". This essay on Pictures from Italy is taken from a volume edited by Luisa Conti Camaiora entirely dedicated to travel literature: English Travellers and Travelling, ISU Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, 2002. We publish the essay by permission of the above mentioned editor and the Travel Study Centre based at the Università Cattolica.


Cristina Paganoni’s Doubles, Dreams and Death in Little Dorrit was originally published in Culture. Annali dell'Istituto di Lingue della Facoltà di Scienze Politiche, no. 14 - 2000. We reprint it here by courtesy of the editorial board, the publisher, Montedit, and the author. As usual, our reprint follows the original book layout, but the text is available as html on the review's web site. To view the file please use Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded at Adobe®.


Clotilde de Stasio’s “The Traveller as Liar”, dedicated to Pictures from Italy, draws a parallel between Dickens's travelogue and Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities. The article is reprinted by courtesy of The Dickensian, where it first appeared in no. 450 Vol. 96 Part 1, Spring 2000, pp.5-13. The present PDF version has been given the same layout of the Dickensian original. To view the file please use Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded at Adobe® or by clicking the picture on the top left.


Toni Cerutti's "The Lay World of Dickens" has appeared in the miscellaneous volume entitled Athena's shuttle: Myth Religion Ideology from Romanticism to Modernism, edited by Franco Marucci and Emma Sdegno, Milano Cisalpino, 2000. The text has been e-mailed to us by the author, but the layout is not yet the same of the volume. We shall fix the inconvenience as soon as possible.


By kind permission of The Dickensian we are able to reprint Francesco Casotti’s essay Italian Translations of Dickens first published in The Dickensian, number 447 Vol 95 part 1, Spring 1999, pp. 19-23. The present PDF version has been given the same layout of the Dickensian original.


We are proud to announce the issue of the volume containing the Transactions of the Dickensian Symposium held in Gargnano (Italy) in 1998. The volume is now in print. Here it is possible to view both the Table of contents, the editors’ Foreword and some of the papers. More essays will be available in the future.

The volume Dickens: The Craft of Fiction and the Challenges of Reading, edited by Rossana Bonadei, Clotilde de Stasio, Carlo Pagetti and Alessandro Vescovi, is published by Unicopli, Milano in the series "Collana di Anglistica".

To order a copy please contact Edizioni Unicopli s.r.l. via della Signora 2a --20122 Milano. Tel +39 0276014680; Fax +39 0276021612. E-mail: unicopli@galactica.it.

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