Eleonora Fonseca Pimentel, From Arcadia to Revolution: The Neapolitan Monitor and Other Writings

Eleonora Fonseca Pimentel, From Arcadia to Revolution: The Neapolitan Monitor and Other Writings

Edited by Verina R. Jones

246 pages, 6" x 9"

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780866986168
  • Published: February 2019

$47.95

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Eleonora Fonseca Pimentel was a poet, a political writer, a journalist, and a politician. She was the editor, and virtually the only writer of the Monitore Napoletano (Neapolitan Monitor), the journal in which she recorded the events and debates that took place in the short-lived Neapolitan Jacobin Republic of 1799. She sought to influence both government policy and public opinion. As a political analyst she also put forward with this journal one of the first analyses ever of popular culture and its political implications, and confronted the challenge of trying to implement a revolutionary political project in a situation of abject poverty intertwined with a deeply conservative populist mind-set.

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