After a brief illustration of the problem of plagiarism between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the essay aims to reconstruct and analyse, with a wide-ranging text sampling, the positions of two of the leading exponents of ‘contra d’Annunzio’ in that period: Enrico Thovez and Gian Pietro Lucini. In addition to the specific contribution on the affaire des plagiats, in which d’Annunzio himself was involved, the essay aims to highlight the anti-plagiarism struggle conducted by the two polemists, as a relevant episode of Italian cultural history in the early twentieth century.
Plagiarism. Enrico Thovez. Gian Pietro Lucini.