L’immagine dei siciliani, nei proverbi “blasonatori” di Giuseppe Pitrè

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When Giuseppe Pitrè begins to collect the corpus of Sicilian proverbs, he realizes that as early as the century XVII they had been identified some related to the conflict between nations and cities. In 1880, therefore, he identifies a core of proverbs which later will define "blasoni popolari", and around which plans to produce a complete work on the Italian nation. The folklorist, however, finds in these proverbs especially the failure to unity of the Italian people and considers them more a curiosity than an object of scientific study.Today it is possible, starting from Pitrè corpus, integrate and analyze these data with interesting and new interpretation categories.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)85-103
Number of pages19
Volume83, 1/2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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