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La rovina in commedia. Grottesco satirico e dantesco di Jacovitti

Silvia Argurio    Université Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle, France    

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The illustration of the Commedia has a very long history, frequently involving attempts to bring Dante’s epic poem up to date, thereby making it more relevant to the present day. The essay studies a relatively recent parody of Dante’s masterpiece, devised in 1947 by the satirical cartoonist Benito Jacovitti and published in the Italian satirical weekly magazine Belzebù. Jacovitti, who created a vast number of humorous comic strips populated by bizarre and grotesque characters, satirised the political situation of post-war Italy in two pages packed with clever visual gags and tongue-in-cheek allusions to current events.

keywords: Jacovitti. Parody. Satire. Dante. Comics. Post-war Italy.

Language: it

Submitted: Aug. 24, 2021   Published: Nov. 15, 2021  
permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-565-0/006

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