[Autom. eng. transl.] This work stands on the attempt to enter into a close dialogue with Brescia, with the literary soul of the past centuries. Without going back to the eighteenth century, which sees in Brescia the publication of the first of the two volumes of the "Caffè" by the Verri brothers (Brescia is also the site of the Sepolcri del Foscolo edition, which arrives there and lives in 1807), it is sufficient to peek in the early nineteenth century to come across a rich group of names: from a publisher like Nicolò Bettoni to the foundation of an institution like the University; to writers such as Cesare Arici, the brothers Camillo and Filippo Ugoni, Angelo Anelli, Gianbattista Corniani, Giovita Scalvini, Giuseppe Nicolini or even, and not only for Manzoni's reflection, Gian Battista Pagani ... If you then move in the middle of the century, these conditions they have profoundly changed also because, after the glorious season of the Ten Days, the succession of restorative restrictions and above all the reactionary relapses certainly do not constitute the most suitable spiritual condition for a writer. Poetry favors an intimate type of literature, on the basis of the prevailing Pratian lesson, while in fiction and theater we proceed with the Leitmotiv of the novel or historical drama based on the season of Lorenzo Ercoliani, as they can well exemplify the adventure literary by Carlo Cocchetti with the historical-romantic tragedies that are flanked by his other much more meritorious initiatives, such as the foundation of the scientific-literary weekly "L'Alba" or the labors of Francesco Bettoni (1835-1898), a true and dignified survivor in the meanders of the "historical novel" genre.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Figures from Brescia in culture and literature between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries|
|Number of pages||262|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|