Strumenti critici | 2016 | N. 2

Anno 2016 – Annata: XXX – N. 2 Mese: Maggio-Agosto
A cura di Federica Bellei

Autore/i articolo: THOMAS PAVEL
Titolo articolo: Truth and resonance

By using a variety of examples ranging from medieval to late nineteenth-century literature, the essay argues that the main aim of literature is not simply cognition, but rather, as writers have always known, to touch the readers’ heart and, like music, to make it resonate.

Lingua: Inglese
Pag. 171-186
Etichette: Finzione, Letteratura, Origini/Novecento,

Autore/i articolo: MASSIMO RIZZANTE
Titolo articolo: La finzione genera mostri. Note sull’opera di Gianni Celati

The essay explores various aspects of Gianni Celati’s narrative and critical works. Celati’s conception of narration underlines the difference between the tradition of the novel and the tradition of everyday storytelling.

Lingua: Italiano
Pag. 187-198
Etichette: Celati Gianni, Calvino Italo, Narrativa, Romanzo, Novecento,

Autore/i articolo: GIORGIO PINOTTI
Titolo articolo: Ingravola in campagna. Un inedito finale («imperfetto») del «Pasticciaccio»

Over the past forty years, a vast corpus of Gadda manuscripts (published and unpublished texts, working notebooks) have re-emerged. During this time, though, no manuscript draft of the “Pasticciaccio” was traced. This great lacuna prevented scholars from providing answers to such crucial questions as: did Gadda plan to complete the novel? Who murdered Liliana Balducci? Who were the murderer’s accomplices? The recent discovery of a section of the “Pasticciaccio” ‘s genetic dossier allows us to propose, at long last, some answers, and above all to read the splendid, ‘imperfect’, conclusion which Gadda wrote in the late forties, after publishing the first version of the novel in ‘Letteratura’ (1946).

Lingua: Italiano
Pag. 199-212
Etichette: Gadda Carlo Emilio, Il Pasticciaccio, Novecento,

Autore/i articolo: MAURIZIO HARARI
Titolo articolo: Carducci, cosi? pieno dell’Italia antica

This essay aims to focus on the unexpectedly weak sensitivity to visual arts shown by the Nobel Prize in Literature (1906), Giosuè Carducci. As a matter of fact, Carducci’s imagery of ancient Greek art and landscape looks very scholarly and in some way phantasmal, whereas his expertise on Italian and especially Etruscan antiquities appears to be remarkably in-depth and up-to-date. The reasons for such an impressive difference of perception lie in the Etruscan self-identity, claimed by Carducci as born in Tuscany, and his dedicated time and attendance at scientific meetings of archaeologists and historians, who were operating at the University of Bologna.

Lingua: Italiano
Pag. 213-226
Etichette: Carducci Giosuè, Bologna, Brescia, Victoria, Ottocento, Novecento,

Autore/i articolo: PAOLO PEPE
Titolo articolo: Una trasparente oscurita?. Echi sterniani nell’opera di Dante Gabriel Rossetti

One of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s most typical forms of artistic expression was certainly the ‘double work of art’. In this specific area it is possible to find numerous hints of Laurence Sterne’s influence on Rossetti’s works. As in “Tristram Shandy”, the relation between images and words becomes a way to enter, albeit with different aims, the very process of creation.

Lingua: Italiano
Pag. 227-240
Etichette: Sterne Laurence, Rossetti Dante Gabriel, Double Work of Art, Ottocento,

Autore/i articolo: FEDERICO FRANCUCCI
Titolo articolo: La «metamorfosi» della poesia di Toti Scialoja. Primi materiali per uno studio

The essay focuses on Toti Scialoja’s poetry by reading it as a unity based on the dialectic between continuity and discontinuity. By analyzing the texts from Scialoja’s first and second period and by interpreting the similarities and differences that come to surface, a detailed examination of Scialoja’s poetic production will be provided with particular attention to his literary memory and the representation of the animal world.

Lingua: Italiano
Pag. 241-268
Etichette: Scialoja Toti, Poesia, Animale, Novecento,

Autore/i articolo: GIULIANA ADAMO
Titolo articolo: Vincenzo Consolo e la storia

In this essay I will discuss how Vincenzo Consolo’s idea of history changes from the beginning of his literary career to its end, from an initial still conceivable optimism to a final almost aphasic desperation. Only theatre may still offer a vital chance to future generations.

Lingua: Italiano
Pag. 269-288
Etichette: Consolo Vincenzo, Memoria, Storia, Novecento, Duemila,

Autore/i articolo: ELENA DARDANO
Titolo articolo: Fondamenti di letteratura comparata in Russia: Veselovskij, Z?irmunskij, Meletinskij

The aim of this essay is to investigate the birth of comparative literature in Russia by analyzing the theory of Aleksandr Nikolaevicˇ Veselovskij, who is considered the founder of Russian comparativism, and by examining his influence on Viktor Maksimovicˇ Žirmunskij and Eleazar Moisievicˇ Meletinskij. The former related Vesleovskij’s theory to the formalist approach, the latter to the study of folklore and myth. In order to understand their theory, the essay explores Žirmunskij’s account of English literature and Meletinskij’s analysis of Scandinavian culture, with a special focus on the major thread running through the entire essay, i.e. the veselovskijan conception of comparative literature.

Lingua: Italiano
Pag. 289-308
Etichette: Russia, Veselovskij Aleksandr Nikolaevič, Žirmunskij Viktor Maksimovič, Meletinskij Eleazar, Ottocento, Novecento, Duemila, Letteratura,

Autore/i libro/articolo recensito: PAOLO FEBBRAO
Titolo libro/articolo recensito: Leggere Seamus Heaney
Edizioni: FAZI, ROMA – 2015
Lingua: Italiano
Pag. 309-313
Recensore/i: Giuliana Adamo
Etichette: Heaney Seamus, Poesia, Novecento, Duemila,

Autore/i libro/articolo recensito: ALDO MARIA MORACE
Titolo libro/articolo recensito: Ipogei pirandelliani
Edizioni: INSCHIBBOLETH, ROMA – 2014
Lingua: Italiano
Pag. 313-317
Recensore/i: Marco Manotta
Etichette: Pirandello Luigi, Novecento,