Table of Contents

1. Discursive ritual and sacrificial presentation: the rhetoric of crisis and resolution in Fascist Italy.
2. Sacrificial turns and their rhetorical echoes.
3. Gadda's sacrificial topographies.
4. The redemption of Vittorini's New Man. In this book, Chiara Ferrari interrogates how the rhetoric of sacrifice was used by the Italian fascist regime throughout the interwar years to support its totalitarian project and its vision of an all-encompassing bond between the people and the state.