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Stabat mater

Immagini e sequenze nel moderno
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  • Anna Dolfi,

The Stabat mater, like few other objects of thematics, analyzes the same posture translated into different languages, it tracks the evolution and persistence of a gesture that gives voice to the unacceptability of loss and the immobile duration of pain. From the mères en deuil of the classical antiquity to the fainting of Mary beneath the crucifixions that have marked the history of art - from Jacopone da Todi, from Giotto degli Scrovegni until today, stone and marble reliefs, wooden panels, frescoes, stained glass windows, engravings, tempera, oils, manuscripts, writing, alongside the melodies of Palestrina, Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Pergolesi, Boccherini, Rossini - countless works have re-proposed the figure of the grieving mother. In this book we have tried to record the constancy and the alterations of the topos, highlighting the differences that exist between verbal, musical and visual expressions in relation to the changing times, the reversal of the role. If narrative, especially the Italian one, is present with Manzoni, Fogazzaro, D'Annunzio, Gadda, Vittorini, Pavese, Dessí, La Morante, Calvino...; poetry with Gatto, Jaccottet, Szymborska, Merini, Yves Bichet... how intriguing, in this complex volume conceived and edited by Anna Dolfi, is the attempt to move on almost border lands, making the cinema (Pasolini) and architecture speak, making music interact with literature and opera librettos, intertwining soundtracks with celebrated movies, giving figurative models to photography (through the shots by Letizia Battaglia). Poetic texts by De Signoribus and Vegliante, brought back to the theme on this occasion, keep together a research that questions itself on models and typologies, also showing the existence of a further recent role reversal, an unprecedented one, which wants the son’s pietas to pose next to the mother.

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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 his followers, and of fiction and poetry in the 20th century; she designed 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, and collections on writers' essays, philosophical reflection in fiction, the unfinished, the Proust’s myth, real and imaginary libraries, relationship between literature and photography and between Judaism and testimony.
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Book Title

Stabat mater

Book Subtitle

Immagini e sequenze nel moderno

Editors

Anna Dolfi

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

472

Publication Year

2018

Copyright Information

© 2018 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6453-688-0

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978-88-6453-687-3

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978-88-6453-688-0

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978-88-6453-689-7

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978-88-9273-175-2

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Moderna/Comparata

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2704-5641

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2704-565X

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