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  1. From Postmodernism to Mutation: How the Twentieth Century Draws to a Close.Alfonso Berardinelli & Juliet Vale - 1999 - Diogenes 47 (186):93-105.
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    La Littérature Est-Elle Dangereuse?Alfonso Berardinelli - 2002 - Diogène 198 (2):101.
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    Do Intellectuals Still Exist? The Case of Italy.Alfonso Berardinelli - 2004 - Diogenes 51 (4):81-88.
    It has never been easy to understand what intellectuals are, whether they still exist, or whether they are vanishing into a huge ‘cultural middle class’ where high culture and mass culture meld into one another. With particular reference to Italy, Alfonso Berardinelli looks back at the undisputed intellectuals of the past, suggesting that they were their own critics and most determined detractors at the same time, yet full of confidence in their capacity to lay down laws for organizing and developing (...)
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    Les Intellectuels Existent-Ils Encore ?Alfonso Berardinelli - 2003 - Diogène 204 (4):102-.
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    Is Literature Dangerous? Or, the Teacher's Anguish.Alfonso Berardinelli - 2003 - Diogenes 50 (2):83-90.
    Starting from personal experiences which led him to give up teaching at the University of Venice, Alfonso Berardinelli concentrates on the difficulties and paradoxes of the relationship between educational institutions, on the one hand, and the anarchist and misanthropic character of modern literature on the other. The majority of the `classics' of modern times, from Baudelaire to Kafka, from Tolstoy to Svevo, are `scandalous' even today: one cannot teach them without trying to convey the shock of their extraneousness from the (...)
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