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Le «cognizioni inutili»

Saggio su «Lo Spettatore fiorentino» di Giacomo Leopardi
  • Michele Monserrati,

The project of the periodical “Lo Spettatore fiorentino” (“The Florentine Spectator”) is a surprising attempt to challenge the ideology of progress using the typical means of that propaganda. With an ironic and cutting style, Leopardi addresses the varied audience of newspaper readers to help them recognise the unhappiness of living and, at the same time, share with them the “pleasure of the useless”. The light and moralistic tone of the Manifesto takes up the model of eighteenth-century publications, in particular the newspapers of Gaspare Gozzi. But the eulogy of the useless prefigures the deeds of the flâneur, a character who represents a suggestive interpretation key of the latest works by Leopardi.

  • Keywords:
  • Periodici,
  • Critica letteraria,
  • Letteratura italiana,
  • Giacomo Leopardi,
  • Lo spettatore fiorentino,
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Michele Monserrati

University of Florence, Italy

Michele Monserrati (1977) graduated in Italian literature with Gino Tellini. He is a PhD student at the Department of Italian Studies in Florence. He deals in particular with Giovanni Pascoli and literature between the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Book Title

Le «cognizioni inutili»

Book Subtitle

Saggio su «Lo Spettatore fiorentino» di Giacomo Leopardi

Authors

Michele Monserrati

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

150

Publication Year

2005

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© 2005 Author(s)

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CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 IT

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CC0 1.0

Publisher Name

Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/88-8453-233-7

ISBN Print

88-8453-234-5

eISBN (pdf)

88-8453-233-7

eISBN (xml)

978-88-5518-762-6

Series Title

Fonti storiche e letterarie – Edizioni cartacee e digitali

Series ISSN

2704-5994

Series E-ISSN

2704-6001

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