Fighting for Poetry: Critical Thoughts and "Poetical Diction" (Combattere per la Poesia: Riflessione critica e "dire poetico")
Francesco, Perono Cacciafoco
Date of Issue2011
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
The paper is a critical reflection on the advisability of a discourse on Poetry in our time. Starting by an overview of the current state of Poetry in Italy and abroad, the Author focuses on the meaning of Poetry from the first witnesses to these days, in an ideal itinerary designed to outline guidelines for critical thoughts inherent in the hermeneutic possibility of the existence, in contemporary times, of Poetry. The text elaborates a communication held by the Author, in the form of monographic lecture with debate, at the Conference on Poetry held in Castellazzo Bormida (AL - ITALY) on September 11, 2011. A first part on the opportunity of a discourse on Poetry in our time is followed by a second part that is a brief introduction to the Walter Zollino's poem Ho sognato Diana - destata dal suo esilio - agitare gli elementi(I have dreamed Diana - awakened from her exile - shattering the elements).
Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
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