Author: Salvatore Di Giacomo
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Lasciati gli studi di medicina per dedicarsi al lavoro di redattore di giornale il giovane SDG seppe scrivere in quegli anni alcune tra le pi� belle rappresentazioni di uno spaccato di vita napoletana. La Napoli dei vicoli, delle sue donne, delle mille botteghe e della miseria fu dipinta in ogni sua pi� impercettibile sfumatura come solo la mano d'un 'verista sentimentale', come egli si definiva, poteva.In quest'opera egli racconta, in quindici brevi storie, alcuni drammi causati dalla miseria come quello d'una madre che vede morire il bambino Ndreuccio per un semplice malanno, della giovane Serafina accoltellata per strada, la vedova Carmela costretta a chiudere un suo maschietto all'Albergo dei Poveri e mandare la bambinella ad imparar a cucire da una sartina, o le lacrime della piccola Bettina che ritrova vuota la sua calza lasciata alla befana.Ma anche storie apparentemente comuni come quella di Fortunata la fiorista accoltellata dal marito per gelosia, o quella dell'incontro in ospedale della giovane e bella Suor Carmelina che seppe turbarlo, o ancora dell'ingenuit� di Antonietta sedotta da un marinaio. Nelle descrizioni appaiono sempre i vicoli che pullulano di vita, sedi di tante amicizie occasionali come quella dell'amico Richter appassionato di musica classica. Peppino Battimeli un acquafrescaio conosciuto da tutti che stato spedito all'ospedale dei matti. La solitudine di Manlio.
Author: Di Giacomo Salvatore
Publisher: Hardpress Publishing
Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
In a world that tends to homologate, thus becoming, in every aspect of our lives, grey, flat and uniform, so creating the world of universal similarity (including language), does it still make sense today to talk about vernacular theatre? Tackling such a question implies uncovering the reasons for the disappearance of the many regional theatres that were present in Italy in the nineteenth century. There is no doubt that first the unification of the country in 1861, and then the language policies of fascism in the ‘30s were the final nails in the coffin for local theatres. It is also true, however, that what really determined their downsizing was the progressive loss of connection with their own environment. If we give an essentially superficial interpretation to the adjective “vernacular”, and in a play we see a canovaccio (plot) that the local star uses as a vehicle to show his talent through a series of modest mannerisms, then “vernacular” implies the death certificate of this type of theatre (once the star dies, his alleged dramaturgy dies with him and his mannerisms). On the contrary, if we identify in this adjective the theatre’s healthy attempt to develop a local, social and cultural analysis of its environment, it opens a whole new meaning and acquires a perspective that a national theatre can never aspire to. This is the case of Neapolitan theatre. It managed to survive and thrive, producing plays that were capable of critically describing modern and contemporary reality. Neapolitan playwrights forcefully proclaimed their roots as a primary source for their work. The city, in fact, became a direct expression of that cultural microcosm which provided them with the living flesh of their plots.
The Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies is a two-volume reference book containing some 600 entries on all aspects of Italian literary culture. It includes analytical essays on authors and works, from the most important figures of Italian literature to little known authors and works that are influential to the field. The Encyclopedia is distinguished by substantial articles on critics, themes, genres, schools, historical surveys, and other topics related to the overall subject of Italian literary studies. The Encyclopedia also includes writers and subjects of contemporary interest, such as those relating to journalism, film, media, children's literature, food and vernacular literatures. Entries consist of an essay on the topic and a bibliographic portion listing works for further reading, and, in the case of entries on individuals, a brief biographical paragraph and list of works by the person. It will be useful to people without specialized knowledge of Italian literature as well as to scholars.
Arte E Teoria
Author: Gösta Andersson