Questi fantasmi. «Il senatore» di Giancarlo Buzzi tra Kafka e Pirandello

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] These ghosts. Giancarlo Buzzi's "The Senator" between Kafka and Pirandello

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] Kafkism and pirandellism are essential interpretative categories in the study of literature inspired by the world of industries. Usually referred to intellectuals who work in companies, they can also be referred to their owners. In the Senator by Giancarlo Buzzi (1958) this happens in a peculiar way: the narrative of the alienation of a manager intertwines with the loss of a deceased captain of industry unable to find his own role within the factory that he himself founded. By now a ghost, the master becomes an allegory of the evanescence of the highest corporate hierarchies, distorted in their relations by the politics of human relations. Like the intellectual, he too is a victim of a Mr. K.'s anxieties as much as of the concerns of the Pirandellian characters in search of someone who knows how to represent their tragedy.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] These ghosts. Giancarlo Buzzi's "The Senator" between Kafka and Pirandello
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)99-106
Number of pages8
JournalLA CRITICA SOCIOLOGICA
VolumeL
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Giancarlo Buzzi
  • Kafkismo aziendale
  • Letteratura e industria
  • Pirandellismo aziendale

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