Monographs

I had already “threatened“ you (in the page About Me of this website: I remember it perfectly, as if I had written it myself… ) telling you that I love studying, hadn’t I? Good… so you know what to expect!

In this section of my website you can find “some” (just two, maybe three!) monographs on various topics and writers: my passion for studying and the wish to experiment the use of the amazing instruments offered by technology encouraged me to try my hand at creating some short slide presentations of writers and literary topics to offer my students in PDF form.

Since I can’t always find on text-books what I’m interested in, my presentations tend to offer a lot of (at times, even too much…) information: as regards writers I give details both on their life and their works focusing on those aspects which I consider most stimulating while in the case of a literary or historical topic I do my best to reconstruct the causes and to outline the essential traits.

Nothing of what you’ll find is exhaustive nor does it presume to be so: it can be enhanced and improved. My aim is to give an input, to spark interest and offer food for thought.

The sitography I use for my researches is totally in English.

All Monographs

(*) All searches are carried out on the “Monographs”  archive, using the text entered, even partially.

LAURA BATES

LAURA BATES

Laura Bates is a pioneering feminist, activist and bestselling author who she  has given voice to hundreds of...

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MEENA KANDASAMY

MEENA KANDASAMY

Meena Kandasamy is a poet, fiction writer, translator and activist who was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. She has...

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WARSAN SHIRE

WARSAN SHIRE

Warsan Shire is a poet, activist, editor and teacher, a spoken-word artist whose poetry, usually performed publicly,...

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SIMON ARMITAGE

SIMON ARMITAGE

Simon Armitage is an English poet, playwright, novelist and DJ. His interest in poetry goes back a long way and as...

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RAY BRADBURY

RAY BRADBURY

Ray Bradbury was a narrator as well as a TV and cinema screenwriter. After selling newspapers at street-corners in Los...

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WILLIAM GOLDING

WILLIAM GOLDING

William Golding was a British novelist, poet, playwright and Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983. He is best known for...

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SAMUEL BECKETT

SAMUEL BECKETT

Samuel Beckett was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, theatre director, poet, and literary translator...

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GEORGE ORWELL

GEORGE ORWELL

George Orwell was a writer, journalist, literary critic and socio-political activist who found the courage  “The...

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ALDOUS HUXLEY

ALDOUS HUXLEY

Although dystopian novels usually describe an imaginary reality of the future in which life is undesirable or...

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JEAN RHYS

JEAN RHYS

Jean Rhys was a Mid-20th century novelist from Dominica who earned acclaim for her early works set in the bohemian...

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THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT

THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT

Thomas Stearns Eliot was an Anglo-American poet, playwright, essayist and literary critic, Nobel Prize for literature...

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EZRA POUND

EZRA POUND

Ezra Pound was an American poet, essayist and literary critic as well as one of the most controversial figures of the...

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VIRGINIA WOOLF

VIRGINIA WOOLF

who shall measure the heat and violence of a poet's heart when caught and tangled in a woman's body?” (from A Room of...

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JAMES JOYCE

JAMES JOYCE

The Irish writer James Joyce is considered to be one of the greatest literary figures of the 20th century, a creative...

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THE IRISH QUESTION

THE IRISH QUESTION

Chiunque studi la storia della Gran Bretagna prima o poi si trova ad incappare nella spinosa “questione irlandese”:...

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WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

William Butler Yeats was a strongly nationalist Irish writer who drew ideas and emotions from Celtic myths in order to...

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THE WAR POETS

THE WAR POETS

When the First World War broke out many young Englishmen enlisted to fight what they believed would be a short and...

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ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

If Dr Arthur Conan Doyle, GP, hadn’t decided to make the most of those long periods of inactivity spent waiting for...

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OSCAR WILDE

OSCAR WILDE

Oscar Wilde was an Irish poet, novelist and playwright, one of the greatest representatives of the Aesthetic movement...

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ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

The Italian critic and writer A. Tabucchi, when invited to say which book he would choose among all those he had read,...

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SAMUEL BUTLER

SAMUEL BUTLER

Samuel Butler was an extremely versatile novelist whose interests ranged from music to painting, from the classical...

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EMILY BRONTË

EMILY BRONTË

Emily Brontë was a much more complex artistic personality than her sister Charlotte. She is remembered as the writer...

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CHARLOTTE BRONTË

CHARLOTTE BRONTË

There was once a little girl and her name was Anne»: this is how the first short story written by Charlotte Brontë for...

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CHARLES DICKENS

CHARLES DICKENS

British novelist, journalist, editor, illustrator, social commentator and even actor, Charles Dickens is remembered as...

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MARY SHELLEY

MARY SHELLEY

Romantic novelist married to the poet P.B. Shelley, Mary Shelley came from a cultured family: her father was the...

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GEORGE GORDON BYRON

GEORGE GORDON BYRON

British Romantic poet and satirist, Lord George Gordon Byron captured the imagination of Europe not only with his...

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SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

The premier poet-critic of modern English tradition, Samuel Taylor Coleridge was a founder of the Romantic Movement in...

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WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

William Wordsworth is considered to be one of the founders of English Romanticism together with S.T. Coleridge thanks...

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WILLIAM BLAKE

WILLIAM BLAKE

A visionary poet and an engraver, a precursor of the Romantic movement considered insane and largely disregarded by...

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MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT

Mary Wollstonecraft was a British writer, philosopher, and advocate of women’s rights. She was the wife of the...

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JAMES MACPHERSON

JAMES MACPHERSON

Scottish writer, poet, literary collector and politician, James Macpherson is known as the "translator" of the Ossian...

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JONATHAN SWIFT

JONATHAN SWIFT

Satire is a sort of glass wherein beholders do generally discover everybody’s face but their own”: this is how...

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DANIEL DEFOE

DANIEL DEFOE

English writer, pamphleteer and journalist, Daniel Defoe is the founder of the English novel with his Robinson Crusoe...

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APHRA BEHN

APHRA BEHN

One of the first English women to earn her livelihood by authorship, Aphra Behn  was a prolific writer of the period...

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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

English poet, dramatist, and actor, William Shakespeare is often called the Englishnational poet and considered by...

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EDMUND SPENSER

EDMUND SPENSER

Edmund Spenser was one of the greatest poets in the English language, recognized as one of the premier craftsmen of...

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THOMAS MORE

THOMAS MORE

Saint Thomas More was an English lawyer, social philosopher, writer, statesman and noted Renaissance humanist. He...

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GEOFFREY CHAUCER

GEOFFREY CHAUCER

Known as the father of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer is considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages...

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ROBIN HOOD

ROBIN HOOD

Who has never heard of Robin Hood, the heroic outlaw who stole from the rich to give to the poor? A highly skilled...

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BEOWULF

BEOWULF

Written in Old English some time before the 10th century A.D., Beowulf is the oldest surviving epic in British...

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