L’Italia: un’identità letteraria?

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The discussion on Italian identity has recently been brought to the attention
of the public opinion in Italy as an outcome of the so-called “fine della prima
Repubblica” (“end of the first Republic”). Literary identity has soon become a
core issue, in order to promote a reflection on the idea of Italy independently of
its political unity. This essay aims to reconstruct the various positions pro and
contra the hypothesis of a literary identity, which can be seen, on the one hand,
as an outcome of Risorgimento and Fascist propaganda, but also, on the other
hand, as a means to overcome political divides and develop a shared rather than
ethnical community.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)333–348
Number of pages16
JournalRevue Romane
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014


  • Italy
  • Italy - literature
  • Italy - historiography
  • Italy - national identity
  • Carducci
  • Pascoli
  • Pasolini
  • Fortini
  • Caproni

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