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«Buon dì, messer cantore!»: Isaotta, la bellezza e i modelli europei

Gianni Oliva    Università degli Studi «G. D’Annunzio» Chieti-Pescara, Italia    

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abstract

The essay proposes a suggestive reading of Isaotta Guttadauro (1886) by d’Annunzio from a new critical perspective. Evasion and fantasy are not a literary game for its own sake but they have a parodic and polemical intent towards a materialistic simplicity that had lost the aesthetic dimension of the experience. The main object is the attendance of Beauty and Literature to guarantee the evolution of the civilised man. It also explores the European models that had influenced d’Annunzio’s choice: Keats, Ruskin, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood that had a lot of followers in Rome during the Umbertine Period (1878-1900).

Published
Oct. 22, 2020
Accepted
June 5, 2020
Submitted
Jan. 19, 2020
Language
IT

Keywords: Dame e cavalieril dolce grappoloLa favola di IsaottaPre-Raphaelism in ItalyIsaotta Guttadauro

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