1. Saggi

        Alcune cose sull’antipetrarchismo - pp. 212-225

        This essay examines the anti-petrarchist method used by Berni in his analysis of the sonnet “Alla sua donna”. The parodistic and allusive relation with Bembo’s “Crin d’oro crespo” and even more with “O superba e crudel” is here underlined. Numerous elements are also taken into account to demonstrate that the definition of “antipetrarchist” cannot be applied to Shakespearean and baroque poetry. As for Berni’s comic style, the author places it between the Fifth and Sixth century proto-modern realism.


        Polisemia del paesaggio: dal Romanticismo all’età moderna - pp. 226-237

        The author starts out by discussing the very definition and concept of landscape. She demonstrates that the relationships between landscape and literature has become more and more complex and varied between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Over the 20th century this relationship fragmented into a great variety of different meanings.


        Novelle dall’incubo. Immaginario onirico e strutture simmetriche in Berecche e la guerra e Una giornata - pp. 238-270

        This essay focuses on the short stories written by Pirandello since 1929 and published in the two last editions of Novelle per un anno. By connecting a psychoanalytical approach – that starts from Freud and leads to Matte Blanco – to a detailed historical reconstruction of Pirandello’s travels to Berlin and Paris, Baldi rejects the definition ‘novelle surreali’ because in these short stories the emerging of the subconscious does not efface reality but leads to a new and different kind of “realism of presentation”.


        Simboli e retoriche di San Giorgio in casa Brocchi - pp. 271-300

        This essay analyses the rhetorical structure of the short story San Giorgio in casa Brocchi. Following Francesco Orlando’s theories and technique, the author traces several figures of speech Gadda make use of to construct a symbolic net that becomes more and more intense and complex as the narration goes on. The stylistic strength of the story is closely linked to the relations arising from the author’s syntactic, semantic and narrative choices. We can cast light on the intricacy of the text only by taking into due account both the rhetorical functions of each narrative element and the interaction between them.

      • AMBRA MEDA

        Soldati e il Nuovo Mondo.
        Dal «primo amore» alla «sposa americana»
        - pp. 301-324

        This essay analyzes the way Mario Soldati’s passion for America developed between 1929, when he travelled to New York for the first time, and 1977, when he published his novel La sposa Americana, which represents the last stage of a stylistic evolution started with America primo amore and carried on with Le lettere da Capri and Addio diletta Amelia. All these works centre on a parallel between passing fancies and the author’s infatuation for America. During the Thirties, however, a disappointing experience at Columbia University forced him to define «a juvenile mistake» the feelings he had had for America. As an adult his grudge towards the nation that had not accepted accept him as a citizen decreased, allowing him to be more indulgent and rename “a juvenile enthusiasm” his passion for America.

    2. Meridionalia

        Il «Risorgimento» di Corrado Alvaro - pp. 325-336

        This article gives a short account of Corrado Alvaro’s activity as a journalist when he was the editor of the Neapolitan daily newspaper “Il Risorgimento”, founded in 1944. In this period, marked by the postwar economic recovery, the Calabrian writer kept on supporting the cause of Southern Italy.

    3. Contributi

        L’amazzone guerriera e la figura adolescente nella poesia di Milo De Angelis - pp. 337-351

        The Warrior Amazon is one of the central metaphors of Milo De Angelis’ s poetical works. De Angelis, who is interested in the role of women in Sparta, is really fascinated by this ‘Black Artemis’, whose presence is perceivable in his poetical works. This attraction is in connection with the author’s recollections of the past: since he was a teenager, he appreciated the athletic activity of the girls of his same age. For him, the precision and the exactness of gymnastics can be compared with the characteristic of poetry as he sees it. In his opinion, athletic virtue is similar to poetical perfection, because both can be reached only by great diligence and rigour.

    4. Note e discussioni

        Un riepilogo bibliografico.
        A proposito del fascismo di Gadda
        - pp. 351-366

        The author reconstructs the days when Carlo Emilio Gadda contributed to several magazines in support of Fascism and its autarkic politics. He believed in Fascism from its origin: while in Argentina, for instance, he founded the Buenos Aires Fascio di Combattimento. This proves Gadda’s out-and-out agreement to a good number of Fascist activities and measures, which did not prevent him from railing at Mussolini when Italy was defeated in a war fought without taking into account its possible disastrous aftermath.


        Il nudo e il puro. Su una raccolta poetica di Giorgio Bàrberi Squarotti - pp. 367-372

    5. Recensioni

        Dante e i «predanteschi». Alcuni sondaggi, Padova 2009 (Giovanni Bàrberi Squarotti) - pp. 373-376


        Epistolario (1540-1548) Ms. Vat. Lat. 5642, a cura di Domenica Falardo, New York 2007 (Milena Montanile) - pp. 376-379


        Il Caritesio ovvero il Convito delle Grazie. Studi sulla musica per il teatro e sull'iconografia musicale del XVI secolo, Padova 2009 (Rossana Caira Lumetti) - pp. 380-386

      • Testo e immagine nell'editoria del Settecento, Atti del Convegno internazionale, Roma 26-28 febbraio 2007, a cura di Marco Santoro, Valentina Sestini, Pisa-Roma 2008 (Valeria Giannantonio) - pp. 386-390


        Merope IV. Sogni e fantasie di Quattr'Asterischi, a cura di R. Rinaldi, Roma 2009 (Noemi Corcione) - pp. 390-392


        Un'isola non abbastanza isola. Problemi e figure della cultura letteraria in Sicilia dal Settecento al Novecento, Caltanissetta-Roma 2008 (Davide Torrecchia) - pp. 392-394


        La poetica del paesaggio nelle «Novelle rusticane» di Giovanni Verga, Acireale-Roma 2009 (Gisella Padovani) - pp. 394-397


        Spiriti cercanti. Mistica e santità in Boine e Papini, Urbino 2007 (Simone Carvelli) - pp. 397-401


        Animale di Desiderio. Silenzio, dettaglio e utopia nell'opera di Paolo Volponi, Pisa 2008 (Valentina Corrado) - pp. 401-404


        L'invisibile quotidiano. Annotazioni sulla narrativa italiana 2006-2007, Napoli 2009 (Maria Grazia Caruso) - pp. 404-406


        Elogio della polemica, introduzione di G. Da Pozzo, Torino 2009 (Raffaele Cavalluzzi) - pp. 406-410


        Semiotica, Brescia 2008 (Andrea Garbuglia) - pp. 410-413

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