In January BRILL published The Idea of Beauty in Italian Literature and Language, a book by Prof Dr Harald Hendrix (Early Modern Literature), Prof Dr Philiep Bossier (Early Modern Literature) and Dr Claudio Di Felice (Leiden University).
Beauty is a central concept in the Italian cultural imagination throughout its history and in virtually all its manifestations. It particularly permeates the domains that have governed the construction of Italian identity: literature and language.
The power of beauty
The Idea of Beauty in Italian Literature and Language assesses this long tradition in a series of essays covering a wide chronological and thematic range, while crossing from historical linguistics to literary and cultural studies. It offers elements for reflection on cross-disciplinary approaches in the humanities, and demonstrates the power of beauty as a fundamental category beyond aesthetics.