"La terra promessa della fiaccona". Stereotipi e rappresentazioni dell'italianità in "Occhi e nasi" di Carlo Collodi.

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] "The promised land of the torch". Stereotypes and representations of Italianness in "Occhi e nasi" by Carlo Collodi.

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Abstract

L’onorevole Cenè Tanti is the final chapter of the third edition of Occhi e nasi (Ricordi dal vero), published by Paggi in 1884. The description of the deputy “who does not go to the Chamber” often occurs in Collodi’s journalistic production and reflects some typical stereotypes of Italianness such as idleness and the attitude to fail to keep one’s promise. Collodi resorts to a highly humoristic writing, follows the French fashion of physiologies and creates a play of intertextual references to Italian Risorgimento treatises, to contemporary chronicle and to his own works for children, in particular to Giannettino (1877) and Le avventure di Pinocchio (1883). Through this complex set of references, the author highlights a critical and disillusioned image, which still shows aspects of contemporaneity of post-unification Italy.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] "The promised land of the torch". Stereotypes and representations of Italianness in "Occhi e nasi" by Carlo Collodi.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationSperimentare ed esprimere l'italianità. Aspetti letterari e culturali (Doświadiczanie i wyrażanie włoskości. Aspekty literackie i kulturowe)
EditorsT. Kaczmarek, D Kobylska, K Kowalik, S Cavallo
Pages103-114
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Carattere degli italiani
  • Caricatura letteraria (XIC secolo)
  • Carlo Collodi
  • Giornalismo umoristico
  • Humoristic Journalism
  • Italian Character
  • Literary Caricature (19th century)
  • Occhi e nasi
  • Social Types
  • Tipi sociali

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