Indice del fascicolo 35: 11 novembre 2020


L’Era dell’idrogeno: una “nuova” risorsa e le sfide politiche del prossimo futuro, di Domenico Panetta

Per Carlo Bordini, di Sebastiano Triulzi


«Placuit enim ut Aetnam viseremus». Per una rilettura del De Aetna di Pietro Bembo, di Dario Stazzone

Abstract: This paper proposes a review of Pietro Bembo’s De Aetna, relegated by literary criticism among the marginal and immature works of the author of Asolani. In a critical climate that revives some aspects of Bembo’s work which were initially considered as secondary, it is helpful to underline De Aetna’s unique value as an example of travel literature, the peculiarity of some of its core contents, including the vibrant paternal praise addressed by Pietro to Bonifacio Bembo due to their shared educational and humanistic values.

Postille sulla «correctio», di Gian Piero Maragoni

Abstract: The essay examines the figure of correctio and its phenomenology during the last century and refers in the initial part to the historical connections between grammar and rhetoric. The correctio is still widely used and present in the twentieth century in very different contexts and literary genres, with results that are sometimes surprising and not trivial.

Letture critiche

Tre viaggiatori italiani in Turchia: una breve rassegna di letteratura odeporica, di Ebru Sarikaya

Abstract: This study aims to analyse, in the period between 1700 and 1800, the image of Turkey in the Italian travel reports belonging to three different authors: Giovanni Battista Casti, Edmondo De Amicis, Cristina Trivulzio di Belgioioso. The odeporic analysis is mainly characterized by the content-related point of view of each of the reports in such a way as to highlight the prospective differences that emerge from it. It is hoped that the illustration of these differences will help to portray the socio-cultural landscape, seen by three Italian travellers-authors, of Turkey in the last centuries of the Ottoman Empire.

Davanti alla legge: l’enigma di Kafka, di Danilo Falsoni

Abstract: In this essay the author analyses Kafka’s tale Vor dem Gesetz (In front of the Law) in its different thematic and stylistic aspects. He suggests an interpretation based on the non-sense of the same tale, that is the absurd of the Law, and identifying some characteristics of this enigmatic Law which dominates human destiny, such as absurdity, power, distance and hostility towards men.

Leopardi, Pavese e i passeggeri metafisici, di Gian Paolo Caprettini

Abstract: Myth and literature share a close relationship, not only in those works that take inspiration from the ancient times but in the symbolic organization of many stories: the unconscious, the dream and our memory too, favor inner deepening and suggestive descriptions, creating a dialogue between reality and imaginary. Above all, the dimension of time is charged with some mythological force: the author esamine two short texts – by Giacomo Leopardi and Cesare Pavese: with a special metaphysical strenght, they use the form of dialogue to depict a special vision of destiny and knowledge, showing the difference between a rationalist culture and a more poetic and indeterminate attitude.

Il punto fuori dalla pagina. Agiografia scientifica di Annetta, prima musa di Montale, di Giovanni Palmieri

Abstract: Study of the character and myth of Annetta in the works of Montale, this essay finds its poetical function in both a “global” and “local” sense. Swinging between life and death, due to its depressing melancholic personality, Annetta was described in the verses of the poet as a full stop outside the page, as an unattainable and tragic source of memories.

Il lato B della vita: Bombal e Bolaño dall’aldilà. A proposito di Sotto il sudario di Maria Luisa Bombal e Il ritorno di Roberto Bolaño, di Vittoria Martinetto

Abstract: This essay compares two stories (Il sudario by Maria Luisa Bombal and Il ritorno by Roberto Bolaño), sharing the same theme, and analyzes their style and narrative choices.

Maria Marcone: biografia, opere e questione femminile, di Marianna Alvaro

Abstract: Maria Marcone, the author of the women, came from the deepest south of Italy. She had a really rich production: twenty-five novels among which some are autobiographical such as Storia di Franco, in memory of his brother murdered during a mafia’s shooting, others are considered for children, others regarding women. These last kinds of novels are the most conspicuous. She described women as they bite into life, fight to defend themselves from an unjust and primitive male world full of arrogance; she told their dramas, not in a simple way, but aiming forcefully at the belly of the reader. The author’s civil commitment emerged from union meetings in rooms filled with workers, peasants, professionals and students who are often deaf to the needs of women. She continued her fight in the Manifesto Nessuno Tocchi Abele! born after the death of his brother Franco. Among the pages of her books there are not only short stories and novels, but also theatrical texts and poems.

«Entri pure il Tempo, entrino con lui la Memoria, la Morte»: Bufalino e la Favola del Castello senza Tempo, di Maria Panetta

Abstract: In this essay the author analyzes a minor work by Gesualdo Bufalino, the Favola del Castello senza Tempo, edited for the first time by Cartedit in 1998 (and in 2020 by Bompiani), and traces its literary models, dwelling on the themes of memory, death, Time and eternity.

Il cielo strappato di Montalbano, di Sergio Russo

Abstract: Arriving at his latest investigation, Montalbano has to solve the most difficult enigma, the final question. In the game of mirrors with its creator, the character will tear the paper sky above him – getting inspired by Pirandello, of course, although other influences are present –, uncovering it, and uncovering himself made of paper, words and smoke.

Dall’introduzione alla Principessa Guerriera di Marina Cvetaeva: Fiabe, filigrane e un finale tragico, di Marilena Rea

Abstract: Courtesy of the publisher Sandro Teti, whom we thank here, we propose part of Marilena Renda’s introduction to the volume by Marina Cvetaeva La principessa guerriera, edited and translated by Marilena Rea, with an afterword by Monica Guerritore (Rome, Sandro Teti, 2020).

Storia dell’editoria

A partire dal Duemila: editoria fumettistica oltre la Bonelli, di Martina Monti

Abstract: This article outlines a panorama of the Italian publishers who currently publish comics.


Un atlante della cultura europea. Vittorio Pica, il metodo e le fonti di Giorgio Villani (2018), di Alessandro Gaudio

Una ragazza folle come gli uccelli. Alda Merini e la costellazione critica de «La gazza ladra» di Emiliano Sciuba (2020), di Carmine Chiodo

Il Condominio S.I.M. di Alessandro Canzian (2020), di Matteo Bianchi

Aspettando gli altri di Valerio Pappi (2020), di Giuseppe Ferrara



Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950): avvocato di professione, poeta per vocazione, di Francesco Gualini