Giovanna e Speranza: figure della virtù in Charles Péguy

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Giovanna and Speranza: figures of virtue in Charles Péguy

Stefano Biancu, Girolamo Giuseppe Maria Pugliesi

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The essay focuses on two characters from the poet and playwright Péguy: two characters from his Mysteries. The first - Giovanna - is a historical figure, who Péguy revises by raising him to the very personification of the virtue of charity. The second - Speranza - is instead a virtue, which Péguy reworks through a refined personification in the petite Espérance. In this sense Giovanna and Speranza are two opposite and convergent characters: one, Giovanna, is carnal, the other, Speranza, is spiritual. But they each find their own truth in the other's realm: Giovanna in the spiritual sphere of charity, Hope in the carnal context of a child full of vitality and energy.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Giovanna and Speranza: figures of virtue in Charles Péguy
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationScena madre. Donne personaggi e interpreti della realtà, studi per Annamaria Cascetta
Pages61-69
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Charles Péguy
  • Virtues
  • virtù

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