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Salomè, mostruosa fanciulla

  • Giuseppe Galigani,

This essay is the critical recognition of the stages of the fascinating itinerary of a work Salome, which is the extreme testimony of the fin de siècle decadence. The text, originally written in French by Oscar Wilde, is a complex mosaic of literary and artistic reminiscences that happily intersect and, passing through its English version, inspired an exceptional series of fine illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley. These are not a simple translation, but an interpretation, faithful and unfaithful at the same time, always original and elegant, of the tragedy, which finally culminates, thanks to the valuable German translation by Hedwig Lachmann, in the musical masterpiece of Richard Strauss. A common formal element of these three versions is the magical figure of ternary iterative redundancy.

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Giuseppe Galigani

University of Florence, Italy

Giuseppe Galigani, former Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Florence, mainly dealt with poetry, from Spenser to Dylan Thomas, and with the relationship between literature and the arts (painting, music, gardening, cabinet making). Among his volume studies we could mention: Il "Rape of the Lock" di Pope; Il labirinto della mente; Tra poesia e pittura; Il 'Manfred' (CDROM) and Quel Sir John Falstaff, buffo e arguto.
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Book Title

Salomè, mostruosa fanciulla

Authors

Giuseppe Galigani

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

110

Publication Year

2012

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© 2012 Author(s)

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Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6655-345-8

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978-88-6655-344-1

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978-88-6655-345-8

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978-88-6655-346-5

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978-88-9273-544-6

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Studi e saggi

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2704-6478

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2704-5919

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