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San Pietroburgo andata e ritorno

Riflessioni sul reportage di viaggio e su Viaggi di Russia di Francesco Algarotti

Alberto Zava    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia     ORCID iD



As a result of a travel experience in Russia in 1739, Viaggi di Russia by Francesco Algarotti, published in its final version in 1764, represents a text of certain interest in the panorama of studies related to travel literature and its dynamics. The genre of travel reportage, much frequented by twentieth-century Italian writers after the encounter between literature and journalism on the Third page of Italian newspapers, finds in Algarotti a sure antecedent: despite the clear literary intent of the writing back from St. Petersburg, in the reportage we can find elements of interest also in relation to the travel reports of twentieth-century writers-journalists.

keywords: Travel literature. Journalism. Francesco Algarotti. Russia. URSS.

Language: it

Published: Dec. 6, 2019
permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-344-1/006

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