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Il Dante di Guido Martina

L’Inferno di Topolino e altre storie disneyane ispirate al poema dantesco

Alessandra Forte    Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italia    

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This paper focuses on Dantean echoes in the comic stories written by Guido Martina for Disney Italia. The study moves from Martina’s masterpiece, L’Inferno di Topolino (1949-1950), the first of the Grandi Parodie Disney, and will then analyse two less-known comic stories (Paolino Pocatesta e la bella Franceschina and Saga di Messer Papero e Ser Paperone), full of relevant allusions which prove Martina’s deep acquaintance with Dante’s works. The paper will also offer an historical contextualisation of each comic story.

keywords: Great parodies. Disney literature classics. Guido Martina. Topolino. Dante. Inferno.

Language: it

Submitted: Aug. 24, 2021   Published: Nov. 15, 2021  
permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-565-0/004

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