Nascere sotto una doppia costellazione: Saba e i luoghi dell’infanzia

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The paper analyzes the ways of representing places of childhood and adolescence in the Canzoniere of Saba from their first formalization in the section Poesie dell’adolescenza e giovanili up to the crucial junction constituted by Cuor morituro. There are two childhood homes and they are charged with opposite meanings and values. The mother's house contrasts with the nurse’s home. The antinomy of the dwellings is amplified by the contradiction between closure and opening. The representation of places always remains almost identical even after many years, but their meaning is gradually revealed. In particular, the places of childhood lived with the nurse take on a new relevance in Cuor morituro, in conjunction with Saba's progressive approach to psychoanalysis.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)95-111
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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