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Vincenzo Consolo: gli anni de «l’Unità» (1992-2012), ovvero la poetica della colpa-espiazione

  • Joseph Francese,

Vincenzo Consolo: gli anni de «l’Unità» (1992-2012), ovvero la poetica della colpa-espiazione analyses the frequent collaboration between Vincenzo Consolo (1933-2012) and the Italian newspaper «l’Unità», which started in the 1990s and would continue until the author’s death. This collaboration reveals a form of political protagonism which the writer had originally shied away from. Over this period of time, in his written pieces, Consolo turns from the «contastorie consolatorio» (a consoling storyteller) into a Benjamin-style narrator, offering the new generations a progressive life model based on his own youthful experiences. This artistic development reflects in a similar transformation within his narration, and explains the reason behind the use of the first person narrator, that «impudico io» (the “impure I”), as the author himself puts it. This form of literary experimentation, which differs from the work he carried out over the previous decades, allows the writer to atone for not having done more in the Seventies and the Eighties to improve the social, environmental and political degradation whose spread he had witnessed.

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Joseph Francese

Michigan State University, United States - ORCID: 0000-0001-7328-5332

Joseph Francese is Full Professor of Italian Literature at the Michigan State University (USA), where he received the Beal Outstanding Faculty Award. He is the managing director of «Italian Culture», an official body of the American Association for Italian Studies. He has published several articles and essays, as well as books on Pasolini, post-modern narrations, the cultural policy of the Italian Communist Party in the Fifties, works by Umberto Eco, Antonio Tabucchi and Vincenzo Consolo and, for Firenze Univeristy Press, Leonardo Sciascia e la funzione sociale degli intellettuali (2012). He also edited three collective volumes, including Perspectives on Gramsci: Culture, Politics, and Social Theory, for Routledge (2009).
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Book Title

Vincenzo Consolo: gli anni de «l’Unità» (1992-2012), ovvero la poetica della colpa-espiazione

Authors

Joseph Francese

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Number of Pages

270

Publication Year

2015

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© 2015 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6655-753-1

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978-88-6655-752-4

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978-88-6655-754-8

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Studi e saggi

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2704-6478

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2704-5919

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