The real Italians' : the politics of national character in the 1940s

Patriarca, Silvana

The paper examines the reconfiguration of the discourse of national character in the momentous 1940s by
looking at a number of texts of different political orientation that purported to provide a comprehensive
representation of the Italian character, in particular of its (political) vices and virtues.

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Italian Academy
Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
Italian Academy Fellows' Seminar Working Papers
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March 31, 2011