A Gaping Wound: Mourning in Italian Poetry (Italian Perspectives #54) (Hardcover)

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A Gaping Wound: Mourning in Italian Poetry (Italian Perspectives #54) (Hardcover)

By Adele Bardazzi (Editor), Francesco Giusti (Editor), Emanuela Tandello (Editor)

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Poetry has always maintained a particular relationship with mourning and its rituals, but what is it that lyric discourse has to offer in coping with death, grief, and bereavement? On the other hand, how does mourning become a central creative force in lyric poetry? How does this affect the nature of its discourse and the desires it performs? Focusing on poems by Giacomo Leopardi, Guido Gozzano, Giorgio Caproni, Giorgio Bassani, Amelia Rosselli, Antonella Anedda, and Vivian Lamarque, the essays collected in this volume explore how poetry dwells on the boundaries between high lyric and vernacular forms, the personal and the political, the local and the national, the individual and the collective, one's own story and public history, the masculine and the feminine, individual expression and shared language. The Italian poetic tradition finds two crucial milestones in two collections of poems devoted to the lost beloved, Dante's Vita Nova and Petrarch's Canzoniere, and its modern and contemporary ramifications have much to offer for reflection on the ethics and poetics of mourning.


Product Details ISBN: 9781839540493
ISBN-10: 1839540494
Publisher: Legenda
Publication Date: September 30th, 2022
Pages: 198
Language: English
Series: Italian Perspectives