[Autom. eng. transl.] The contribution focuses on a little investigated phase of Alfieri's critical fortune in Germany. The protagonists of this wave of mediation (1800-1805) are two writers: Friedrich Buchholz, who prefers political and sociological themes, devotes himself mainly to the treatises by Alfieri; Philipp Joseph Rehfues, on the other hand, with a more marked literary approach, promotes the tragic theater from Livorno. Buchholz is the protagonist of Berlin journalism, as well as a keen supporter of Bonapartism. His commitment to promoting the work of Alfieri finds the main confirmation in the translation of "Del principe e delle lettere" ("Der Fürst und die Wissenschaften"), which however remained unpublished and published only recently (2011). As a collaborator of authoritative periodicals ("Eunomia", "Europäische Annalen") he also applied himself, with some essays, to the political thought of the Asti area. While distancing himself from the thinking of an aristocrat in a republican guise, he is attracted by his pungent observations on the relationship between writers and power; he shares the ideal inspiration that drives him to oppose any form of limitation to the freedom of the writer. The analysis of the writings, and the use of new sources, bring new elements to the thesis that the novel, published anonymously with the Goethean title "Bekenntnisse einer schönen Seele" (1806), is to be attributed to Buchholz: in the third part, the portrait of Alfieri follows the observations contained in the essays in an intertextual game.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] "Whatever happens, Alfieri's work will print". Friedrich Buchholz and the "Of the Prince and of the Letters"|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Giornale Storico della Letteratura Italiana|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- Del principe e delle lettere
- Rehfues, Philipp Joseph