"I garruli trastulli". Aspetti del gioco nella poesia di Giovanni Pascoli

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] "I garruli trastulli." Aspects of the game in the poetry of Giovanni Pascoli

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Abstract

In some passages from the poems by Pascoli references are made to children's games or ludic dynamics are recalled. These themes would lend themselves to a wider research work including the elements pertinent to forbidden games (for instance, erotic). In the wake of the theoretical contributions of Huizinga, Callois, Fink and Benjamin, this essay makes a distinction between some typologies and modes of various games - from the generic 'ruzzare' to sadistic, agonistic or role games - revealing their constant tangency with the theme of death. The ludic escape, often accompanied by shrill and sharp sounds, is associated in various modes to the danger of a threat, to a violent interruption, or simply to an imminent death, which can reveal itself as an external trauma or as a force rooted in the game itself. Playing in Pascoli gives shape not so much to a dimension separated from life but to a privileged ground in the recollection and narration of a trauma.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] "I garruli trastulli." Aspects of the game in the poetry of Giovanni Pascoli
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)79-100
Number of pages22
JournalRIVISTA DI LETTERATURA ITALIANA
VolumeXXX
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Giovanni Pascoli
  • Letteratura e gioco
  • Literature and play

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