1. Saggi
      • Giorgio Barberi Squarotti

        Le gare di bellezza: variazioni cinquecentesche - pp. 677 -696

        The beauty contest on Mount Ida between Hera, Athena and Aphrodite that provides the casus belli for one of the most popular epic episodes in ancient Greece, the Trojan War, has appealed not just to the closely related Latin literature but also to Italian literature. Beginning with Petrarch and without forgetting the Olimpia episode in Ariosto, this essay investigates the fortune and the various reworkings of the “beauty contest” myth in three authors from our literary tradition: Bembo, Della Casa and Galeazzo Di Tarsia.

      • Tobias Leuker

        Per Lorenzo Frizolio – testo, datazione e prima ricezione dell’ode Ad nubes (con un elenco delle poesie dell’autore) - pp. 697- 724

        The article sheds new light on Lorenzo Frizolio’s ode Ad nubes, a poem once attributed to Torquato Tasso and often considered as one of the best examples of Neo-Latin poetry. After confirming the attribution of the ode to the humanist of Sogliano and editing its (hitherto unknown) definitive version, the article presents two poems that demonstrate the immediate success of Frizolio’s composition at the Papal Court and proposes a new dating of the text. An appendix offers an extended list of printed books and manuscripts containing verses of the Italian Humanist.

      • Massimo Rossi

        Giovanni Pascoli traduttore dei poeti latini - pp. 725-747

        This essay deals with a subject which has not been yet particularly considered by the critics: the one concerning the well-known Italian poet Giovanni Pascoli’s (1855-1912) translations of famous Latin poets’ works, such as Catullus, Horatius and Vergil. Here the auctor, who quotes only some meaningful examples, wants to show how Pascoli interpreted their original texts according to his own sensibility, deeply penetrating them and revealing the analogies with his personal spiritual world.

      • Veronica Tabaglio

        «Non è dell’uomo vivere orizzontalmente»: le montagne di Buzzati - pp. 748-766

        In this essay the author tries to analyse the connection between the symbolic dimension of Dino Buzzati’s works and his beloved mountains, the Alps near Belluno. Viewing the climb of the peaks as an obstacle to overcome, the allegory itself of the supreme trial, Buzzati cannot but experience the mountains in first person, stressing the metaphysical meaning of climbing – as it’s proved by many interviews – and this strict bond is reflected in his novels, short stories, articles and paintings.

      • Annalisa Pizzurro

        Lettere inedite di Anna Maria Ortese sui problemi della traduzione - pp. 767-796

        This essay presents a selective reading of Anna Maria Ortese letters stored at the Archivio di Stato of Naples and the Historical Archive of the Foundation “Corriere della Sera” of Milan, as well as the unpublished correspondence between Ortese and Claude Schmitt (seventy-eight units from 1988 to 1998, including forty-five units signed by the writer). The considered material contains significant references to the problematic issues of translation, which are related to the complex publishing history of Ortese and to subjects such as translatability, poetics, and reflections on her work.

      • Srecko Jurisic

        Attraversamenti ariosteschi in Camilleri - pp. 797-820

        The article analyzes Andrea Camilleri’s opus from the point of view of the intertextuality with the epic cycle which gave birth to Orlando and his knights. In particular, the intertextuality of some Camilleri’s novels (Il sorriso di Angelica, La pensione Eva) with the poem Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto is taken into account. Furthermore, the article analyzes the intertextual relationship between the Camilleri’s work and the sicilian puppet theatre (opera dei pupi).

    2. Meridionalia
      • Pietro Giulio Riga

        Dell’Aci all’Italia liberata. La poesia epica di Onofrio D’Andrea tra Tasso e Marino - pp. 821 - 846

        The assay aims to investigate Onofrio D’Andrea’s epic poetry, a prolific Neapolitan writer active in the first half of the seventeenth century, member of Oziosi’s Academy and fellow of the powerful Neapolitan gentleman Giovan Battista Manso. With Aci (1628), a short mytological poem divided into eight lyrics, D’Andrea received enthusiastically, in terms of narrative and stylistic solutions, the innovations of Marino’s Adone; almost twenty years later, instead, it came out the Italia liberata (1647), a heroic poem influenced by Tasso’s epic model significantly, got back by D’Andrea with substantial fidelity, although subject to changes and significant rewrites.

    3. Contributi
      • Sebastiano Bazzichetto

        Il paradiso infernal, celeste inferno del Polifemo mariniano: appunti per una nuova esegesi del ciclope innamorato - pp. 821-846

        Polyphemus’ episode, within the Adone’s 19th canto, has been often read as a minor one, compared to the other events concerning handsome youths beloved by gods and tragically dead. This paper attempts to give a new interpretation to the blind Cyclops fallen in love with Galatea: several ottave dedicated to him are the first evidence of his importance within the plot and the symbols of the poem. Moreover, Marino, thanks to this monstrous character, dares posttridentine rules, giving him the right to sit among immortals, through his transfiguration into Mongibello.

      • Viviana Tarantino

        Il conflitto generazionale in scena: L’incalco di Federigo Tozzi - pp. 861 - 878

        The essay analyses the conflict between generations presented into the drama L’incalco by Federigo Tozzi. The author make us aware, through the attitudes and reactions of the different characters, above all Virgilio and Enzo, that each one is motivated by complex and sometimes contradictory motives. Enzo is moved by his desire of moral and religious law, that wants to impress into the mind of his son Virgilio, but the latter is inspired by passion and excitement. The formal solution of this complicated contrast coincides with the highest degree of Tozzi’s literary production, that is basically an innermost quest for authenticity.

    4. Note e discussioni
      • Alberto Zava

        Un trittico metaletterario di Giulio Ghirardi, tra memoria e realtà sonora - pp. 879 -886

        Informed by numerous literary genres and endowed with high stylistic refinement, Giulio Ghirardi’s writing is populated by subtle echoes and perceptive stimuli capable of transcending the prose text in which they had been originally located and reach the status of poetry. Ghirardi’s trilogy Numeri chiusi, Teatrino Tascabile and Un cumulo di bugie, situated in between fiction and non-fiction, develops a fluid narrative around fundamental themes such as memory and sound.

    5. Recensioni
      • Giuseppe Maria Galanti

        Scritti giovanili inediti. Edizione critica a cura di Domenica Falardo, con un saggio di Sebastiano Martelli, Napoli 2011 (Giorgio Palmieri) - pp. 887-891

      • La letteratura e le arti dell’Italia unita, a cura di Carlo Santoli, "Sinestesie", Avellino 2011 (Valeria Giannantonio) - pp. 891-895

      • Valter Boggione

        Edipo dopo Amleto, Alessandria, dell'Orso, 2012 (Giannino Balbis) - pp. 895-898

      • Giuseppe Bonifacino

        Incanti figurati Studi sul Novecento letterario italiano. Gadda Pirandello Bontempelli, Lecce 2012 (Fabio Moliterni) - pp. 898-902

      • Paola Montefoschi

        Il mare al di là delle colline. Il viaggio nel Novecento letterario italiano, Roma 2012 (Cristina Benicchi) - pp. 902-906

      • Maria Veladiano

        Il tempo è un dio breve, Torino, Einaudi, 2012 (Raffaele Cavalluzzi) - pp. 907-908

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