L'invenzione della Sicilia. Letteratura, mafia, modernità

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[automatically translated] Modern literature has documented very effectively the long and contentious process of assimilation of Sicily to the Italian nation: cultural integration and social, even before politics, disharmonious and in many ways still incomplete. But literature, especially fiction Sicilian authors, has been interpreted, often in a forced and ideologically tendentious, as a repertoire of a supposed immutable Sicilian identity, an ontology meta for which even the Mafia would be an anthropological rather than a criminal phenomenon. The book revisits some moments of the literary foundation of the ambiguous notion of contemporary Sicilian identity: from short Enlightenment season isolate the appearance of the theme mafia in the narrative of the late nineteenth century, until rewrites novelistic enterprise Risorgimento. A re-reading supported the idea that now is the time to critically review some discursive devices that relate to the so-called "Sicilian literature", as well as an indispensable loyalty, with both challenges to the teaching of Leonardo Sciascia.
Original languageItalian
Number of pages160
ISBN (Print)978-88-430-7967-4
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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