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Il gioco delle antifrasi nell’incipit della Fiaccola sotto il moggio

Luciana Pasquini    Università degli studi «G. d’Annunzio» Chieti-Pescara, Italia    



The textual incipit of the second Abruzzo tragedy by Gabriele d’Annunzio, La fiaccola sotto il moggio (1905), defines its character in close relationship with three literary references: the Vangeli (of Luca, Matteo and Marco), the Coefore of Eschilo and La figlia di Iorio (1903; ed. 1904) by the poet himself. The analysis of the first portion of the dramaturgical text shows how, starting from the initial atmospheres, the author loves the game of antiphrastic references with those works, which constitute the filigree of the poetic construction through thematic and conceptual references. Above all, the inverse morality that animates Gigliola, the protagonist, emerges in relation with the evangelical premises contained in the title, as well as the subversion of the tragic order of the classical matrix which also inspires the text.

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Keywords: AntiphrasesImpossible catharsisThe second Abruzzo tragedyMystical inspiration

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