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Il Girasole

Una rubrica radiofonica
  • Giorgio Caproni,
  • Edited by:
  • Giada Baragli,

«Let’s open the book, at random». This is the translation of the words Caproni said as he, between 1972 and 1975, left the microphone of the radio broadcast «Il girasole» to someone else. It was a column for disclosure, broadcast in the country’s peak listening times, with the aim of offering a wide and diverse audience a sort of literary 'textbook' which would provide the educated with the pleasure of re-reading, and the younger and naive with the pleasure of discovery. A great poet, Giorgio Caproni, had the task of choosing the passages from texts of every time and country (poetry, fiction, theatre plays...) and of connecting them with a few introductory words in order to create an environment, an era, or whatever is around a work of art and makes it understandable, human for everyone. After the loss or destruction of the radio materials, it is finally possible to get to know this peculiar adventure thanks to Giada Baragli’s skilful care. Starting from often incomplete scripts, she has reconstructed the compendium of a hundred songs which not only offer a valuable comparative literary anthology, but also convey the preferences and readings of an extraordinary, unforgettable author who also happened to collaborate with radio.

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Giada Baragli

University of Florence, Italy

Giorgio Caproni (1912–1990) is certainly among the greatest authors of the 20th century in Europe. Alongside his rich activity as writer, translator and essayist, it is poetry which brought his name to fame, so much so that all his poems are now famous internationally, and collected in the "Meridiano" of his Opera in versi in Italy.
Giada Baragli graduated in Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature at the University of Florence, and is part of a research group (under the guidance of Anna Dolfi) on the publication, cataloguing and commentary of contemporary texts.
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Bibliographic Information

Book Title

Il Girasole

Book Subtitle

Una rubrica radiofonica

Editors

Giada Baragli

Authors

Giorgio Caproni

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

318

Publication Year

2017

Copyright Information

© 2017 Author(s)

Content License

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Metadata License

CC0 1.0

Publisher Name

Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6453-495-4

ISBN Print

978-88-6453-494-7

eISBN (pdf)

978-88-6453-495-4

eISBN (epub)

978-88-6453-496-1

eISBN (xml)

978-88-9273-285-8

Series Title

Moderna/Comparata

Series Issn ISSN

2704-5641

Series E-Issn

2704-565X

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