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«A riveder la china»

Dante nei fumetti (e vignette) italiani dal XIX al XXI secolo

edited by

Leonardo Canova    Università di Pisa, Italia    

Luca Lombardo    Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italia    

Paolo Rigo    Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italia    



This volume is born from the desire to bring together two worlds: that of Dante scholars and that of cartoonists and illustrators who have drawn inspiration from Dante. The volume is composed of two sections, the first of which, without any claim to being exhaustive, intends to retrace and analyse the presence of Dante and his works in Italian comics and cartoons from the end of the nineteenth century to the present day. Here, from the relationship with the archetypal Gustave Doré, we come to the most recent realisations on web platforms, crossing important junctions in the history of Italy along with some of the most important representatives of the ninth art – Guido Martina, Milo Manara, Benito Jacovitti, Marcello, Astrid – and the equally (and perhaps more) famous characters protagonists of these albums: Mickey Mouse, Geppo, Cattivik and many others. The second section of this volume, instead, hosts a gallery of unpublished works, and alternates brief writings by important exponents of the world of comics with contributions by established or emerging artists who wanted to lend Dante their colourful inks: Marco Amatori, Susanna Barsotti, Alice Boffa, Carola Borelli, Stella Elisa Cassinese, Francesco Dossena, Mattia Iacono, Bruno Letizia, Fabio Listrani, Marcello Magiantini, Fabio Mantovani, Susanna Mariani, Helena Masellis, Davide Messina, Ilaria Palleschi, Michele Penco, Virginia Salucci and Alessio Zanon.

Nov. 15, 2021
Number of pages
16x23 cm
Copyright: © 2021 Leonardo Canova, Luca Lombardo, Paolo Rigo. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

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Leonardo Canova    Luca Lombardo    Paolo Rigo   
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Stefano Jossa   
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Dante nell’illustrazione umoristica del primo Novecento
Federico Rossi   
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L’Inferno di Topolino e altre storie disneyane ispirate al poema dantesco
Alessandra Forte   
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Dante, Geppo e il fumetto umoristico italiano tra gli anni Cinquanta e Ottanta
Leonardo Canova   
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Daniela Bombara   
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La Divina Commedia a fumetti di Marcello
Alessandro Benucci   
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Paolo Rigo   
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Appunti su La Divina Commedia quasi mille anni dopo di Feudalesimo&Libertà e Don Alemanno
Giulia Maria Cipriani   
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Galleria di inediti
Valentina Rovere   
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Manfredi Toraldo   
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Valentina Rovere   
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