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Verismo (Italian literature)

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Topical headingVerismo (Italian literature)
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Variant(s)Verism (Italian literature)
See alsoItalian literature--19th century--History and criticism
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Naturalism in literature
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Realism in literature
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Found inBritannica Micro. (verismo: literary realism as it developed in Italy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; separate entry for verismo as style of Italian opera writing that flourished in the last decade of the 19th century)
Collier's encyc. (verismo: name given to a literary movement in late 19th-century Italian letters)
Am. heritage dict., 3rd ed. (verism: realism in art and literature; verismo: 1. verism. 2. artistic movement of the late 19th century, originating in Italy and influential especially in grand opera, marked by the use of common, everyday themes often treated in a melodramatic manner)
Dict. literary terms and literary theory, 3rd ed. (verism: doctrine that literature or art should represent the truth (reality), however disagreeable that truth might be; verismo: literary movement in Italy which occurred late in the 19th century and early in the 20th; derived in part from movement of naturalism in France; the term verismo was also applied to the rather violent and melodramatic operas composed by Puccini and Mascagni, ca. 1900)