Poetry and Literature: An Introduction to its Criticism and History. Benedetto Croce.

Poetry and Literature: An Introduction to its Criticism and History

Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1981. Richard Neal (book design). First U.S. Edition. Hardcover. Used - Good/Very Good. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Brown endpapers. Foxing to edges and front flyleaf. Binding tight and square. Oversized. Bibliography. Index. 22 x 28.5 cm. 210 pp. / Very Good. Mylar protective cover applied. Item #14110

Translated with an Introduction by Giovanni Gullace

Benedetto Croce KOCI, COSML (Italian: [beneˈdetto ˈkroːtʃe]; 25 February 1866 – 20 November 1952) was an Italian idealist philosopher, historian and politician, who wrote on numerous topics, including philosophy, history, historiography and aesthetics. In most regards, Croce was a liberal, although he opposed laissez-faire free trade and had considerable influence on other Italian intellectuals, including both Marxist Antonio Gramsci and fascist Giovanni Gentile. Croce was President of PEN International, the worldwide writers' association, from 1949 until 1952. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature sixteen times. He's also noted for his "major contributions to the rebirth of Italian democracy."

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