Alla ricerca dell'identità perduta. Spigolature materialistiche

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[automatically translated] The polycentric character of the literary production in Italy and persitenza a dialect close to high production and canonical forms of in-language literature have so far been interpreted as the price to pay to the special historical conditions in which it is made state unity, and not rather as an expression, in the Gramscian sense, real an Italy still need to bind, as opposed to Italy "modern", the official, with such nationalistic rhetoric. Hence the difficulty of literary criticism to redefine its statutes dying out the long century of invention and application of national identity to the history of Italian literature, and hence the need to open up "the gaze" in us and outside of us, in whatever capacity, race, culture or language it may take. However, at a distance of about eighty years, the Gramscian analysis on Italian intellectuals still looks current and useful to define the terms of our literature: "In Italy, the national term has a very restricted meaning ideologically, and in any case does not coincide with the popular, because in Italy the intellectuals are far from the people, that is, from the nation, and are linked to a caste tradition. " It goes without saying that the dialect poetry, with its genres and its regional varieties, semi-national and national, even the language in poetry allows us to orient in the complex issue of non-national-popular character that bourgeois literature has had in Italy ; In fact, it not only reveals the contradictions, lacerations, the hesitations, the false democracy of licenses,
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationLetteratura, identità, nazione
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Pattavina, S. (2009). Alla ricerca dell'identità perduta. Spigolature materialistiche. In Letteratura, identità, nazione (pp. 89-107). (DOSSIER).