Italy since 1943
(see also Italy & Italy: Fascist Regime)
CIA World Factbook. Includes map.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Independent Media Center (Italy).
Ginsborg, Paul. "The patrimonial ambitions of Silvio B," New Left Review 21 (5-6/03).
Golden, Miriam. "The city as factory: workers' control in Turin," Socialist Review 95 (1987).
Hood, Stuart. "Partisan Memories: Stuart Hood Recalls his Involvement with the Italian Partisans in 1943-44 and is surprised by the way events in which he participated are memorialised," History Today (8/2001): 9-15.
Proctor, Joanne Barkan & Robert Proctor. "Capitalist development, class struggle & crisis in Italy, 1945-75," Monthly Review (1976):21-36.
Solomon, Barbara Probst. "Man of all qualities," Harper's (5/03). Review essay on Feltrinelli.
Stille, Alexander. "Italy: the family business," NY Review of Books (10/9/03):23-25. Review essay on Ginsborg & Jones.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Absalom, Roger. A Strange Alliance: Aspects of Escape & Survival in Italy, 1943-1944 (Frenze: Leo. S. Olschiski, 1991).
Boxhoorn, Abraham. The Cold War & the Rift in the Governments of National Unity: Belgium, France, & Italy in the Spring of 1947: A Comparison (Amsterdam: U. Amsterdam, 1993).
Brogi, Alessandro. A Question of Self-Esteem: The US & the Cold War Choices in France & Italy, 1944-1958 (Westport CT: Praeger, 2002).
Corti, Eugenio. The Last Soldiers of the King: Wartime Italy, 1943-1945 (Columbia: U. of Missouri, 2003).
Coyle, Dominick J. Minorities in Revolt: Political Violence in Ireland, Italy & Cyprus (Rutherford NJ: Farleigh Dickinson, 1983).
Di Scala, Spencer M. (ed.) Italian Socialism: Between Politics & History (Amherst: U. Massachusetts, 1996).
__________. Italy: From Revolution to Republic, 1700-present (Boulder: Westview, 1998).
Duggan, Christopher & Christopher Wagstaff (eds.) Italy in the Cold War: Politics, Culture & Society, 1948-1958 (Washington: Berg, 1995).
Fallaci, Oriana. Interview with History (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976). Interview with Pietro Nenni.
Feltrinelli, Carlo. Feltrinelli: A Story of Riches, Revolution, & Violent Death (NY: Harcourt, 2002). Engaging biography of Communist publishing magnate & failed terrorist, & study of post-war Italian politics & culture.
Ginsborg, Paul. A History of Contemporary Italy: Society & Politics, 1943-1988 (NY: Penguin, 1990)
__________. Italy & Its Discontents: Family, Civil Society, State, 1980-2001 (NY: Palgrave, 2002).
Kertzer, David I. Politics & Symbols: The Italian Communist party & the Fall of Communism (New Haven: Yale, 1996).
Pinkus, Karen. The Montesi Scandal: The Death of Wilma Montesi & the Birth of the Paparazzi in Fellini's Italy (Chicago: U. Chicago, 2003).
Putnam, Robert D. with Robert Leonardi & Rafaella Y. Nanetti. Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy (Princeton: Princeton U, 1993).
Sciascia, Leonardo. The Moro Affair: and, the Mystery of Majorana  (L'affaire Moro & Scomparsa di Majorana) [(trans. Sacha Rabinovitch; NY: NY Review, 2004).
Urban, Joan Barth. Moscow & the Italian Communist Party (Ithaca: Cornell, 1986).
In the Library: Fiction
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
"The Bicycle Thief" , dir. Vittorio de Sica, 90m. In video stores.
"Bitter Rice [Riso Amaro]" , dir. Giuseppe de Santis, 107m. In video stores. Robbery & murder in world of women rice workers in Po Valley.
"Caterina in the Big City (Caterina va in cittá)" , dir. Paolo Virzì, 90m. Provincial girl faces class conflicts in Roman high school
"Deserto Rosso" , dir. Michelangelo Antonioni, 120m. Family drama in industrial wasteland around Ravenna.
"La Strada" , dir. Federico Fellini, 98m. In video stores. Love & abandonment among impoverished two-bit carnival performers.
"My Name is Tanino" , dir. Paolo Virzì, 124m.
"Rocco & His Brothers [Rocco e i suoi fratelli]" , dir. Luchino Visconti, 170m. In video stores.
"Stromboli" , dir. Roberto Rossellini, 81m.
"Wide Blue Road [La grande estrada azzurra]" , dir. Gillo Pontecorvo, 103m. Villagers fishing with dynamite in the Adriatic.