The posthumous dimension of the poetry of Vittorio Sereni and Giorgio Caproni

Angelini, Nicola (2018) The posthumous dimension of the poetry of Vittorio Sereni and Giorgio Caproni. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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In 1936 Olga Franzoni, Caproni’s girlfriend, dies of septicaemia. In 1943 Sereni is taken prisoner, thus beginning a two-year period of captivity. The impact of these episodes on Caproni’s and Sereni’s poetry has been thoroughly analysed, and to conceive of them as watersheds in the individual path of either poet thus comes as natural. However, what critics have less organically delved into is the possibility of considering these episodes as pivotal in shaping a more definite turning point, representing the moment from which Caproni’s and Sereni’s poetry becomes, in many respects, ‘posthumous’. Building on Giulio Ferroni’s idea of ‘postumo’, this study seeks to propose a critical lens through which to examine the oeuvre of both Sereni and Caproni. Through recourse to categories such as ‘end’ and ‘after’, I will explore the thematic implications of the nexus between poetry and experience for both Sereni and Caproni.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Italian poetry, Vittorio Sereni, Giorgio Caproni, posthumous, afterness, end, after.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Italian
Supervisor's Name: O'Ceallachain, Dr. Eanna
Date of Award: 2018
Depositing User: Mr Nicola Angelini
Unique ID: glathesis:2018-9093
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2018 13:31
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2018 13:59

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