Document Type

Article

Department/Program

Modern Languages & Literatures

Pub Date

2014

Publisher

Romance Studies

Volume

32

Issue

1

First Page

57

Abstract

This article considers Calvino's Il barone rampante (1957) as a parable of the deforestation and excessive urban development that took place along the Italian Riviera, starting in the late eighteenth century. The novel's inter-textual references point to the intellectual foundations of the author's ecological ethics, and reveal his understanding of the Enlightenment as a culture vested in the protection of its forests and interested in recasting human relationships with the natural world.

DOI

10.1179/0263990413Z.00000000058

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