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The Resource Postal culture : writing and reading letters in post-unification Italy, Gabriella Romani

Postal culture : writing and reading letters in post-unification Italy, Gabriella Romani

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Postal culture : writing and reading letters in post-unification Italy
Title
Postal culture
Title remainder
writing and reading letters in post-unification Italy
Statement of responsibility
Gabriella Romani
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
The nationalization of the postal service in Italy transformed post-unification letter writing as a cultural medium. Both a harbinger of progress and an expanded, more efficient means of circulating information, the national postal service served as a bridge between the private world of personal communication and the public arena of information exchange and production of public opinion. As a growing number of people read and wrote letters, they became part of a larger community that regarded the letter not only as an important channel in the process of information exchange, but also as a necessary instrument in the education and modernization of the nation. In Postal Culture, Gabriella Romani examines the role of the letter in Italian literature, cultural production, communication, and politics. She argues that the reading and writing of letters, along with epistolary fiction, epistolary manuals, and correspondence published in newspapers, fostered a sense of community and national identity and thus became a force for social change.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Romani, Gabriella
Dewey number
945.084
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Toronto Italian studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Verga, Giovanni
  • Serao, Matilde
  • Communication and technology
  • Postal service
  • Written communication
  • Letter writing
  • Literature and society
  • Epistolary fiction, Italian
  • Italy
  • Italy
Label
Postal culture : writing and reading letters in post-unification Italy, Gabriella Romani
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Appendix includes letters transcribed from Italian newspapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Postal culture after 1861 : an introduction -- Writing and reading letters : the nationalization of the Italian postal service, epistolary manuals, and the print media -- Fictionalizing the letter : Giovanni Verga's Storia di una capinera -- Coeur-responding with her readers : the sentimental politics of Matilde Serao's epistolary fiction
Control code
FIEb17554925
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 272 pages
Isbn
9781442647084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)858716716
Label
Postal culture : writing and reading letters in post-unification Italy, Gabriella Romani
Publication
Note
Appendix includes letters transcribed from Italian newspapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Postal culture after 1861 : an introduction -- Writing and reading letters : the nationalization of the Italian postal service, epistolary manuals, and the print media -- Fictionalizing the letter : Giovanni Verga's Storia di una capinera -- Coeur-responding with her readers : the sentimental politics of Matilde Serao's epistolary fiction
Control code
FIEb17554925
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 272 pages
Isbn
9781442647084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)858716716

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