Risorse, innovazione ed equilibri planetari, di Domenico Panetta
Abstract: This article analyzes the connection between the Leonardo Giustinian’s (1385 ca-1446) poetry and the poetical production of Domizio Brocardo (1380 ca-1357 ca) and Jacopo Sanguinacci (1400 ca-1442 ca), the two principal Paduan poets of the first half of the fifteenth century. The author examines both the love poetry and the religious poetry of Giustinian with a particular attention also to the references to Francesco Petrarca’s Rerum vulgarium fragmenta and to the Bible respectively.
Noi, figli di Michelstaedter, di Rosalia Peluso
Abstract: Carlo Michelstaedter is 130 years old. He is very famous for his tragic death at 23. Celebrating his birth means instead to remember that he was “a man of life” for his exuberant vitality: his “persuasion” is a true hymn and invitation to life. In this way, he becomes fully involved in contemporary Italian philosophy, for example in the Italian Thought, highly appreciated abroad, which deals with life and history. These arguments are discussed in the context of a critical reading of two recent books: Come una cometa. Saggio su Carlo Michelstaedter (Firenze, Le Lettere, 2016) by Valentina Mascia, and Storia e storiografia di Carlo Michelstaedter (University of Mississippi 2017), edited by Valerio Cappozzo, with an unpublished Michelstaedter’s document and contributions by Sergio Campailla, Daniela Bini, Thomas Harrison, Gabriele Zanello, Ilvano Caliaro, Rosalia Peluso, Mimmo Cangiano, Yvonne Hütter, Raffaello Piccoli, Lorenzo Teodonio, Francesco Valle, Mauro Missori, Mauro Covacich, Claudio Magris and Cappozzo too.
Abstract: This study intends to analyze Aracoeli (1982), the latest novel of the one of the greatest and the most enigmatic women writers of the Italian literature, Elsa Morante. The novel treats many themes which arose not only from the writer’s imagination, but also especially from her internal conflicts. And this study, as an interpretation based on psychoanalysis, focuses essentially on the narrative construction of the main characters and their identities to highlight the connection between them and the personality of Elsa Morante in order to understand the implicit messages of the novel.
L’”ansia di un’altra città” fra storicismo e azionismo. Intervista a Francesco Postorino, di Roberto Siconolfi
Abstract: This interview is about the book Croce e l’ansia di un’altra città, in which the author, Francesco Postorino, describes the positions of Benedetto Croce about philosopy, policy, metaphysic, and the relationships with other theories. From the analysis of Postorino’s essay, emerges the figure of Croce as an “ascetic of freedom”, creator of interesting worldviews and father of a very important school of thought.
“Pianeta fresco”: l’editoria sulla strada di Fernanda Pivano, di Valeria Martino
Abstract: “Pianeta fresco” is a magazine with no fixed frequency, edited in 1967 and 1968 by the East 128 editions and founded by Fernanda Pivano and Ettore Sottsass, united in marriage since ’49. Halfway between an underground newspaper and an avant-garde art one, the magazine finds its own original way thanks to Ettore Sottsass, who designed graphics and layout, so that we can say that is the architect’s intervention the real discriminant of «Pianeta fresco».
Ursula K. Le Guin: edizioni italiane fra Storia e Utopia, di Sara Tamisari
Abstract: The article analyzes Ursula K. Le Guin’s life and production. The essay focuses in particular on four books, which are The dispossessed, The left hand of darkness, The word for world is forest and The planet of exile. One of the purpose of the project is to explore all the prominent themes in the author’s work, which are feminism, ambientalism, pacifism, Jung’s thought, Taoism and, the most important topic of all, utopia. Analyzing her themes, it showed up how strictly connected these are to the years of American publications of the books. So the final intent of the article is to compare the Italian publications of the books with the historical context, trying to find out the reasons why the publishers had launched those books in those specific years.
Abstract: This article analizes two recent events that were very important for the contemporary Italian publishing scenary: Tempo di libri (19-23 April 2017) and Salone Internazionale del libro (18-22 May 2017). The first one, Time for Books, a new manifestation born this year, was in Milan and the International Book Fair took place in Turin: comparing the numbers and the datas, the author of the article affirms that Salone del libro won the competition.
“Frati e Umanisti nel Quattrocento” di Remo L. Guidi, di Davide Esposito
“Gennaio senza nome” di Max Aub, di Sara Coppola
“Mont Blanc” di Fabio Viscogliosi, di Claudio Morandini