I ruoli delle donne nelle società che cambiano, di Domenico Panetta
Breve premessa, di Maria Panetta
Abstract: Regarding both poetry and prose, considering the autobiographic period between 1944 and 1964, this contribute aims to highlight some of the author’s textual topics. Cities – especially Venice –, identity, truth and experience are connected to models and contemporary Italian writers, trying to reconstruct a crucial context in which Milena Milani (1917-2013) worked. Suggestions also from cinema and definition applied to other artists could offer an interesting field of intertextual links.
La valigia di Nelida Milani, di Maria Panetta
The essay focuses on Una valigia di cartone, one of the best-known stories by Nelida Milani, writer and linguist born in Pula in 1939. It analyzes her composite and rich vocabulary and traces some important junctions of the narration, highlighting the rhetoric strategies used by the author and her conception of language as a perfect metaphor of the crucible of races that the Istrian land today still represents.
Scrivere l’assenza: il nichilismo gentile di Fleur Jaeggy, di Salvatore Presti
Abstract: This essay highlights the fundamental aspects of the fiction of the Swiss Italian author Fleur Jaeggy (born in 1940). Her artistic path is examined through the analysis of her most important novels. The examination of her style contributes to discussing the main motives of her art, such as family relationships, love, death seen as presence, distance and sense of time. Her writing style is, in a way, nihilistic, but it can be defined as “gentle nihilism”, which investigates the secrets of the human soul through a rarefied and occasionally cold touch.
Storie emblematiche d’alterità. Le prose e i versi di Maria Attanasio, di Dario Stazzone
Abstract: Maria Attanasio (born in 1943) is an author of novels, stories, poetic collections, essays and a photographic book illustrated by the shots of Giuseppe Leone, a refined iconotesto whose subtitle reveals a clear Sciascian inspiration: Il divino e il meraviglioso. Feste religiose in Sicilia. The work of Attanasio, who published with Sellerio short novels such as Correva l’anno 1698 e nella città avvenne il fatto memorabile, Di Concetta e le sue donne and Il falsario di Caltagirone, is in some ways close to the formula of the Sciascian “cronachette”, which the writer has renamed “little chronicles” (“piccole cronache“). In her novels and in her verses the problems of memory, of archives, of documents and therefore of re-writing are central.
La scuola della paura e l’atto della percezione nei romanzi di Herta Müller, di Sebastiano Triulzi
Abstract: This essay focuses on some of the most important novels written by Herta Müller, German writer and poet born in Romania. She won Nobel Prize for literature in 2009.
Intervista a Elvira Seminara, di Maria Panetta
Abstract: Elvira Seminara is a Sicilian writer and a pop artist. She published novels like L’indecenza (Mondadori 2008), the dark comedy Scusate la polvere (Nottetempo 2011), the metaphisic noir La penultima fine del mondo (Nottetempo 2013); in 2015 Atlante degli abiti smessi (Einaudi), inspired by Calvino and Perec. In this interview she talks about her conception of writing and reveals which are the most important writers she feels close to her sensibility and to her idea of literature. She tells also about her relationship with her daughter, the writer Viola di Grado, and about their affinities.
“22.11.’63″ di Stephen King, di Andrea De Marco
“Inferno” di Dan Brown, di Valeria Cardarano
“Il desiderio di essere come tutti” di Francesco Piccolo, di Alice Tonelli
“Victima: discorso e forma dell’uccidere” di Alessandro Celani, di Francesco Rosetti
“La ragazza di Mizpa (Το κορίτσι της Μίσπα)” di Angelo Manitta, di Carmine Chiodo
“La Chioma di Berenice (Berenikini žametni lasjè)” di Angelo Manitta, di Carmine Chiodo
“Se mi tornassi questa sera accanto” di Carmen Pellegrino, di Claudio Morandini
“Le cose crollano” di Chinua Achebe, di Giulia Iacchini
“Le otto montagne” di Paolo Cognetti, di Julia Pagliarulo
“Memoria di una ragazza” di Annie Ernaux, di Teresa Strickner
“Come vento sul monte” di Alessandra Carnovale, di Maria Panetta
Dacia Maraini (1936), di Chiara Pagoto
(Illustrazione di Denise Sarrecchia)