1. Saggi
      • Paolo De Ventura

        Il preludio al Purgatorio: note sulla funzione istituzionale della musica nel canto di Casella - pp. 627-658.

        The first two canti of Purgatorio appear to play a common introductory role, both performing a clear proemial function. A particular focus is given to the various signals pointing at the presence of music in its statutory definition of musica mundana, humana and instrumentalis, aiming to clarify, in the concepts of allusion, drama, performativity, some of the interpretive categories essential to a fuller appreciation of the function of music in this prelude, and in the whole cantica.

      • John Butcher

        Struttura e retorica nel primo Boiardo: il lamento di Bargo (Pastoralia VIII 56-100) - pp. 659-668

        The essay looks at a lesser-known area of Boiardo’s writing, that of the neo-Latin corpus. In particular, it highlights various refinements of the budding author, someone always mindful of the structure of the poetic text and striving to craft vigorously expressive sentences by means of a rich array of rhetorical devices. The focal point of the discussion is a monologue taken from Pastoralia VIII.

      • Andrea Pesaresi

        La malinconia del Fauno nel Parnasse » 669 - pp. 669-692

        The article is focused on the rewritings of the Faun myth and its variations (satyrs and centaurs) in the poetic movement of Parnasse, and analyzes their melancholic and nostalgic interpretation of mythological hybrids. Melancholy of the fauns by Heredia, Maurice de Guérin, Leconte de Lisle, Henri de Régnier, Théodore de Banville originates from a series of causes influencing the very metamorphosis of the personality of legendary characters compared with their precursors in ancient times: the unreachable love for a woman, the rivalry with human beings and, in particular, with the hero Hercules, advocate of the early death of centaurs, nostalgia for the Grand Temps at the beginnings and for the archaic world populated by pre-Olympian gods give rise to pains and melancholic meditations of Parnassian fauns, within the marble and technically exemplary lines of French poets.

      • Rosangela Fanara

        Per un testo transumante del Canzoniere sabiano - pp. 693-701

        Useful approach to the modus operandi held by Saba in structuring the first volume of his Canzoniere can result from a diachronic survey, both on the side of what is macrotextual and microtextual, of two contiguous collections Casa e campagna and Trieste e una donna. It follows that the poet, during the structuring of the two articulated sections, has always sought the congruence between the individual poems and their changing context, as evidenced by the various facies attested by A mia figlia, one of the most transhumant poems between the two sections.

      • Mathijs Duyck

        La raccolta di narrativa breve tra teoria e pratica. Prime note teoriche e analisi di un caso gaddiano - pp. 702-730

        This paper proposes to examine three theoretical approaches to the short story collection: the concept of macrotext, short story cycle theory and théorie du recueil. The comparative and contrastive analysis of these different approaches results in the formulation of a number of premises for the construction of a methodological framework for the study of short story collections, which will be illustrated through the analysis of a specific case study, i.e. C.E. Gadda’s Il castello di Udine.

      • Francesco Sielo

        Montale: «Ciò che dobbiamo alla Francia» - pp. 731-754

        This essay analyses the influences, which can be found in poems, in the prose narrative and in the journalistic reportages, of French literature in the first part of Montale’s production. The reading of poets, critics, and especially French prose writer, including in particular Maurice de Guérin, influences Ossi di Seppia and part of Le occasioni, projecting also on the second part of Montale’s production that, while preferring the English culture, the bulwark against the modern technicality, don’t lose interest

      • Patrizia Guida

        Patrizia Guida Voce e vocativo nella solitudine: sulla presenza femminile nei versi di Salvatore Quasimodo - pp. 755-770.

        The present essay examines some of the main themes of Quasimodo’s poetry in the light of the fundamental role women played in his life both from a human and literary point of view. In the second part of the essay, the letters to Sibilla Aleramo, to Maria Cumani and to Curzia Ferrari will be investigated. The letters, in fact, allow to bring to light the hidden intermingling between the private and the literary writing, revealing the transcriptions and the clause variations that flow from the letters to the poems and vice versa.

    2. Linguistica
      • Luigi Peirone

        Leopardi e la tradizione letteraria della ginestra - pp. 771-776

        Though belonging to a specific literary tradition, the broom shows literary traits which are common to both Latin and, even more, to Italian literature. In “The Broom” by Giacomo Leopardi this flower is given exemplary value and it is further endowed with such symbolic importance which – though preserving traditional elements – had never appeared in previous literary works.

    3. Contributi
      • Marco Romanelli

        Il bertoldismo. Letteratura e identità italiana - pp. 777-801

        The aim of the paper is to explorer a recurrent characteristic of the Italian identity, which is expressed in a cultural and social phenomenon called «bertoldismo». This term originates from the famous character of Bertoldo, created in the 17th century by G.C.Croce, and defines an attitude which is apparently insubordinate and rebellious but which in truth conceals a substantial sense of obedience to established order. To sum up, «bertoldismo» refers an illusion of independence, a simulated freedom which has been willingly granted by the ruling classes as the price paid in order to continue to exercise their power.

    4. Note e discussioni
      • Diego Sbacchi

        Una nota petrarchesca in Nostalgia di Ungaretti - pp. 802-806

    5. Recensioni
      • Matteo Maria Boiardo

        Pastoralia. Carminia. Epigrammata, a cura di Stefano Carrai e Francesco Tissoni, Novara 2010 (John Butcher) - pp. 807-811

      • Valentina Lepri

        Maria Elena Severini, Viaggio e metamorfosi di un testo. I Ricordi di Francesco Guicciardini tra XVI e XVII secolo, Genève 2011 (Hélène Miesse) - pp. 811-813.

      • Alessandro Piccolomini (1508-1579). Un siennois à la croisée des savoir. Actes du Colloque International, a cura di Maria-Françoise Piéjus, Michel Plaisance e Matteo Residori, Paris 2011 (Luca Torre) - pp. 813-819

      • Raffaele Cavalluzzi

        Le forme del governo. Savonarola Machiavelli Guicciardini e una Nota sul Cristianesimo felice, Lecce 2009 (Viviana Tarantino) - pp. 819-821

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