Indice del fascicolo 41: 5 dicembre 2021


Dante fra riscritture e trasposizioni: settecento anni di vita, di Maria Panetta


Il metodo “Dante spiegato con Dante” nell’esegesi dantesca del XIX secolo, di Valentina Petrini

Abstract: Among the different methodologies used in the 19th century to study Dante’s works, “Dante spiegato con Dante” is probably the most controversial one. Even if the theory of this principle was deeply rooted and can be traced back to the 16th century, it was used systematically only three centuries later. This essay aims to provide an analysis of the development of this method starting from Marco Giovanni Ponta’s applications, passing through its more fervent supporter, Giambattista Giuliani, and ending with the limits imposed by Edward Moore and Antonio Lubin until its final condemnation due to Pio Rajna, Michele Barbi, and Benedetto Croce.

Letture critiche

Fortuna e contrasti mediali nella lectura Dantis: “la lettera e la voce”, di Laura Ciffolillo

Abstract: This essay analyses the literary institution of the lectura Dantis through the medium of aurality. It is divided into three parts. In the first, from a diachronic perspective, the emphasis is placed on the extent to which the educational aspirations of a society are closely linked to the media at its disposal. It studies the diffusion of literature orally, a medium to which even the Commedia was not foreign. The second part, from a synchronic point of view, shows the very first fame of the Commedia, known and appreciated by the learned classes and the vulgar in Bologna, an element that did not take long to generate criticism and negative judgements towards Dante’s stylistic-linguistic choices by Giovanni Del Virgilio. Similarly, the city of Bologna forms the background, both in diachrony and synchrony, in the third part of the paper, which examines the lectura Dantis that Carmelo Bene performed on the first anniversary of Bologna massacre. 

Senesi, gente vana, di Simonetta Losi

Abstract: Dante and Siena: a relationsip at once dialectical, rich, complex. The Divina Commedia contains numerous references to Sienese events and characters, framed within their historical perspective while at the same time subject to the judgment of the Supreme Poet, who outlines their personalities and their earthly deeds. Even beyond their historical truth, Dante’s words have contributed significantly to the growth of the myth and narration of crucial events and key figures during the Middle Ages in Siena.  Since as long ago as the end of the 1300s, Siena has responded articulately to Dante Alighieri’s attentions: through scholarly studies, the lecturae Dantis, through celebrations of Dante and through commemorative stone plaques affixed to landmarks with verses from the Comedy, creating a Dantean pathway across the city, through the dedication of the Palio and, recently, through an exhibition of documents at the State Archives. Important and worthy of further investigation is the linguistic clash between Siena and Florence, which places Dante Alighieri in the role of protagonist and element of comparison between Siena’s chair of Tuscan language on the one hand and Florence’s Accademia della Crusca on the other. 

«Dopo il sogno la passione impressa»: presenza di Dante nel Mestiere di vivere pavesiano, di Giuseppe Marrone

Abstract: The purpose of the essay is to find and discuss all the references to the figure and work of Dante in Cesare Pavese’s Il mestiere di vivere. Pavese’s diary is in fact particularly rich in references to Dante’s work and figure, with the first reference dating back to August 4 1935, when Cesare Pavese was confined to Brancaleone Calabro for political reasons, and the last one dating back to 9 March 1948, about two years before the suicide of the author. Pavese’s notes show an all-round interest in the figure of Dante: sometimes he expresses this interest in the form of brief and precise comments to the Commedia, and sometimes – formulating more general reflections – he expresses it by comparing Dante with other great authors of European literature, such as Shakespeare and Baudelaire.

Divagazioni su Dante e Brunetto in letteratura e nelle arti, di Maria Panetta

Abstract: The essay analyzes the relationship between Dante and his teacher Brunetto Latini in the well-known episode of the Divina Commedia and traces the figure of the rhetorician in subsequent literature and in the arts.

Videmus nunc per speculum“: Pasolini e Dante, dalle note critiche a Petrolio, di Dario Stazzone

Abstract: The article aims to investigate the relationship between Pasolini and Dante’s work from different angles: the peculiar critical reading that the modern writer gave of the Comedy in one of his essays from 1965, La volontà di Dante a esser poeta, some emblematic cases of the presence of Dante in Pasolini’s poetry, the writing of two works in which the influence of a Dante reread by identification projection is evident: La Divina Mimesis and Petrolio.

Paradiso e Petrolio: intersezioni dantesche nella letteratura del Novecento, di Francesca Valentini

Abstract: The contribution focuses on the role of Dante’s work in the cultural relationship between the Cuban intellectual José Lezama Lima’s masterpiece, Paradiso (1966), and Pasolini’s last and unfinished novel, Petrolio (1992). If the relationship between the two works can be deduced from the affinity between the VIII chapter of Paradiso and Pasolini’s Appunto 55, analyzing the two novels one encounters a common Dantesque skeleton, both in terms of the dimension of the journey as a metaphor, and for the linguistic and stylistic solutions of the great Florentine’s masterpiece.



Il sodalizio con gli specchi di Maurizio Soldini (2021), di Carmine Chiodo

Folli pensieri e vanità di core. Trentuno poesie attribuite a Dante a cura di Matteo Veronesi (2021), di Stefano Cremonini

I Lancia di Faliceto di Edoardo Calandra a cura di Leonardo Lattarulo (2021), di Monica Lanzillotta

Il mestiere di vivere di Cesare Pavese a cura di Ivan Tassi (2021), di Monica Lanzillotta

Scrivere a destra. Vite narrate e vite perdute nel Ventennio nero di Antonio di Grado (2021), di Maria Panetta