Ceci c'est la pipe: come si racconta l'assedio di Leningrado

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Abstract

The news that Svetlana Aleksievich won the Nobel prize was often received as a final act of canonization of non-fiction literature, and as a proof of the obliteration of the difference between literature and journalism. Aleksievich's work is, however, the final outcome of a peculiar tradition in Soviet literature: stemming since the Thirties at least, this tradition, although not completely codified, gave rise to a number of remarkable accomplishments since the post-war years.A comparative analysis of a major work by Aleksievich’s mentor, Ales’ Adamovich, the Book of the Siege he wrote together with Daniil Granin, and the most canonical literary work on the same theme, Aleksandr Chakovskii’s novel The Siege, is the basis for a discussion of the differences in the genres’ nature and of their different ability to reflect reality and preserve memory.Is then Aleksievich a late fruit of Soviet literary civilization or the output of an underground current which, in the post-soviet situation, finds itself at the center of the stage?
Lingua originaleItalian
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteViolazioni: letteratura, cultura e società in Russia dal crollo dell’Urss ai nostri giorni
Pagine37-66
Numero di pagine30
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

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