Il nomade e il cielo: moti, ansie e domande della poesia novecentesca.

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The nomad and the sky: movements, anxieties and questions of twentieth-century poetry.

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Abstract

The religious theme frequently occurs in XX-century lyric Italian poetry. Pascoli, Ungaretti, Rebora, Betocchi, Luzi, Caproni, among others, many are the poets on their way to seek after God. Nomads in the desert of life, they hunt for the refreshing oasis, pursue the mirage of a “Promised Land”, driven, just like Goethe’s Faust, by an irrepressible need for happiness and satisfaction. This is the century of conversions and apostasies, of a weak and uncertain faith which proves to be more a restless desire than an obvious possession. The poet, seismograph of the crisis of the age, gropes, is on guard, waits, invokes, provokes, swears, to somehow track down the “Deus absconditus”. His word - and not only in Caproni’s poems – is similar, in this sense, to an implacable “venatio Dei”.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The nomad and the sky: movements, anxieties and questions of twentieth-century poetry.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationLa ricerca del fondamento. Letteratura e religione nella società secolarizzata.
EditorsGIUSEPPE LANGELLA
Pages163-177
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Betocchi Carlo
  • Caproni Giorgio
  • Contemporary poetry
  • Guidacci Margherita
  • Luzi Mario
  • Poesia del Novecento
  • Rebora Clemente
  • Religious quest
  • Ricerca religiosa
  • Turoldo David Maria
  • Ungaretti Giuseppe

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