Poesia per l'infanzia nel sec. XIX

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Poetry for children in the sec. XIX

Renata Lollo

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The research is about a special subject of young people's literature, which has not had enough attention so far, children's poetry in nineteenth century in Italy. The analysis of the early twentieth century books has outlined the beginning of the critical-historical way of children's literature. This has made it possible to conside the poet Giovanni Pascoli as the author who, due to his idea of poetry and of childhood and his lyrical skills, marked the end of the nineteenth century tradition, and at the same time opening new ways and experiences typical of the twentieth century.So it seemed to be constructive to research and to study literary resources like the Literature Anthologies, where writers, poets and educators were collected together. The analysis has indicated some important tracks of research in the period between the 1839 and 1888, and has also verified the contribution to children's poetry of Luigi Sailer, a writer less studied, but author of an extraordinarily rich work, L'arpa della fanciullezza, which had a great success in Italy in the nineteenth and twentieth century.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Poetry for children in the sec. XIX
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)231-266
Number of pages36
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • XIX th century
  • childhood
  • history of education
  • infanzia
  • ottocento
  • poesia
  • poetry
  • storia dell'educazione


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