A Croce Reader: Aesthetics, Philosophy, History, and Literary Criticism

Edited and Translated by Massimo Verdicchio

© 2017

Benedetto Croce was a historian, humanist, political figure, and the foremost Italian philosopher of the early twentieth-century.

A Croce Reader brings together the author’s most important works across the fields of aesthetics, philosophy, history, literary criticism, and the Baroque and presents the “other” Croce that has been erased by scholarly tradition, including by Croce himself. Massimo Verdicchio traces the progress of Croce as a thinker, focusing on his philosophy of absolute historicism and its aesthetic implications. Unlike other anthologies, A Croce Reader includes essays from the Aesthetics of 1902 and key studies on Vico, Hegel, and Pirandello. Verdicchio’s masterful translation of the source material welcomes specialists and non-specialists alike to discover the “other” Croce for themselves.

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A Croce Reader brings together the author’s most important works across the fields of aesthetics, philosophy, history, literary criticism, and the Baroque and presents the “other” Croce that has been erased by scholarly tradition, including by Croce himself.

A Croce Reader: Aesthetics, Philosophy, History, and Literary Criticism

Edited and Translated by Massimo Verdicchio

© 2017

Benedetto Croce was a historian, humanist, political figure, and the foremost Italian philosopher of the early twentieth-century.

A Croce Reader brings together the author’s most important works across the fields of aesthetics, philosophy, history, literary criticism, and the Baroque and presents the “other” Croce that has been erased by scholarly tradition, including by Croce himself. Massimo Verdicchio traces the progress of Croce as a thinker, focusing on his philosophy of absolute historicism and its aesthetic implications. Unlike other anthologies, A Croce Reader includes essays from the Aesthetics of 1902 and key studies on Vico, Hegel, and Pirandello. Verdicchio’s masterful translation of the source material welcomes specialists and non-specialists alike to discover the “other” Croce for themselves.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.4in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Massimo Verdicchio is a professor of Italian and Comparative Literature in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta.

  • Table of contents

    Introduction

    A Croce Reader

    Aesthetics

    Philosophy

    History

    Literary Criticism

    The Baroque

    Bibliography

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