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Dopo la morte dell’io

Percorsi bassaniani «di là dal cuore»
  • Anna Dolfi,

The death of the self passes through modern culture. However, chooses for himself the role of Psychopomp in obeyance not only to stylistic but also to profoundly ethical reasons. Bassani interrupts his narrative writing to give unity to the Romanzo di Ferrara and to entrust poetry with verses in the form of an epitaph. The testimonial "need” seems to emerge, giving meaning through the Prologue to the Giardino dei Finzi-Contini and to what will come after. It seems that the coherent constructive geometry of an entire work (intertwined since the beginning with refined European readings, figurative and Longhiani memories that Anna Dolfi highlights with wise precision) fully reveals the excess of the hourglass shape, of the conical structures that allow to glimpse distant flakes of light, pushing the real on the perilitant discrimination of the shadow. There, where the existing (objects, characters / people) is offered as a painted image alive only thanks to refraction and indirect projection of the gaze. This book investigates the strategies of Bassani’s memory and his playing on revelation / concealment, while deeply analysing the compositional paths of the texts in their allocative ways (the very privilege, in poetry, of the dialogic and epistolary form). Moreover, the work strongly questions the places of the distance, the introjection of mourning, the relationship between history and truth, between the code of reality and the effect of reality, the convergences between biography and culture (in the names of Caravaggio, Cézanne, De Staël, Morandi, Bacon; Dante, Manzoni , Tommaseo, Hawthorne, James, Dickinson, Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Rimbaud ...), offering a new and suggestive interpretation of Bassani's “writing beyond the heart”.

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Anna Dolfi

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0003-3535-1313

Anna Dolfi teaches Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature at the the University of Florence, and she is a member of the Italian Lincean Academy. She is among the major scholars of the Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi and of narrative and poetry in the 20th century. She planned and edited comparative volumes dedicated to the "forms of subjectivity" on the themes of the journal intime, epistolary writing, melancholy and melancholy illness, neurosis and madness, otherness and double in modern literatures. Moreover, she has curated collections on writers' essays and she has dealt with philosophical reflection in novels, the theme of the unfinished, Proust’s myth, real and imaginary libraries, and the relationship between literature and photography. Of essential importance on the figure of Giorgio Bassani is her work Giorgio Bassani Una scrittura della malinconia (“Giorgio Bassani. A writing of melancholy” Roma, Bulzoni, 2003).
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Book Title

Dopo la morte dell’io

Book Subtitle

Percorsi bassaniani «di là dal cuore»

Authors

Anna Dolfi

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

246

Publication Year

2017

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© 2017 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6453-532-6

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978-88-6453-531-9

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978-88-6453-532-6

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Moderna/Comparata

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2704-5641

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2704-565X

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