Marsh, David Books

Dr. David Marsh received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (Latin, Greek, Italian) from Harvard University. He is Professor of Italian at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and a specialist in the classical tradition in Italian letters from Petrarch to Vico.

Experience of Exile Described by Italian Writers: From Cicero Through Dante and Machiavelli Down to Carlo Levi
2014 0-7734-4507-2
This book identifies the historical and social context of the experience of exile and the degree to which the condition of being exiled influenced literary production of those forced to undergo it.
A fascinating study examining how the legal governmental policy of “exile” can act as a catalyst in the transformation of the person ‘exiled’ from martyr to hero and how the exile process becomes the social –historical instrument that inspires the creative writing of great Italian masterpieces in poetry, rhetoric and philosophy.