Il mondo si legge all'incontrario. La materia cavalleresca nel Novecento

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The world is read backwards. Chivalric matter in the twentieth century

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The adventures of the knights do not end with Don Quixote. The twentieth century still takes the folly of Orlando seriously, the flights of Astolfo, the anarchy of Rinaldo and Morgante, the wanderings of Guerrino il Meschino, the struggle of Christians against Muslims. But it does so from new angles, to confront the epochal problems that the contemporary world poses: the threats of technological progress, the fragility of democracies, the involution of the ruling class, the crisis of the bourgeoisie, the contradictions of the school system, the collapse of rural anthropology and dialects in the face of globalization. Writers look at the classics by recounting the poems on the radio as Antonio Baldini, Italo Calvino, Alfredo Giuliani, Giorgio Manganelli and Franco Fortini, or by expanding the critical and creative spaces in the manner of Gianni Celati and Paolo Nori, of Gesualdo Bufalino and Giuseppe Pederiali. to question the paradigms of modernity, but also to recognize oneself in a cultural homeland to be shared with the vast public. By developing proposals for literature and alternative societies, often irreconcilable, which reflect the tensions of a dramatically divided Italy.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The world is read backwards. Chivalric matter in the twentieth century
Original languageItalian
PublisherInterlinea Edizioni
Number of pages256
ISBN (Print)9788868573348
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series



  • Alfredo Giuliani
  • Andrea da Barberino
  • Anni Novanta
  • Anni Sessanta
  • Antonio Baldini
  • Carnevalesco
  • Carnivalesque
  • Chivalric Literature
  • Contemporary italian literature
  • Editoria
  • Edoardo Sanguineti
  • Elio Vittorini
  • Europa
  • Europe
  • Fabio Stassi
  • Gerusalemme liberata
  • Gesualdo Bufalino
  • Gianni Celati
  • Giorgio Manganelli
  • Giuseppe Pederiali
  • Globalization
  • Globalizzazione
  • Guerrin Meschino
  • Ippolito Nievo
  • Italo Calvino
  • Lanfranco Caretti
  • Letteratura cavalleresca
  • Letteratura italiana contemporanea
  • Literary modenity
  • Luca Canali
  • Ludovico Ariosto
  • Luigi Pulgi
  • Massimo d'Azeglio
  • Matteo Maria Boiardo
  • Middle Ages
  • Modernità letteraria
  • Morgante
  • Nineties
  • Novecento
  • Opra dei pupi
  • Orlando furioso
  • Orlando innamorato
  • Postmodern
  • Radio
  • Rai
  • Reception theory
  • Ricezione
  • Scuola
  • Sixties
  • Terzoprogramma
  • Torquato Tasso
  • Tradizione

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