Neorealism and the New Italy

Whereas Agnese shows her political involvement through finding innovative ways for a woman to struggle to liberate Italy from the Fascist and Nazi occupation, as an active partisan, she stands for more than her individual character, ...

Neorealism and the  New  Italy

Neorealism and the New Italy

Neorealism and the "New" Italy centers on neorealist Italian artists' use of compassion as a vehicle to express their characters' interactions. Simonetta Milli Konewko proposes that compassion as an emotion may be activated to unify certain individuals and communities and investigates the mechanisms that allowed compassion to operate during the postwar period. Aiming to produce a deeper understanding of the ways in which Italy is re-encoded and reconstructed, this book explores the formation of Italian identity and redefines neorealism as a topic of investigation.

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