L-FIL-LET/11 - 9 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

The aim of the course is to acquire some familiarity with the most recent Italian literature, in poetry and in prose, through the study of some representative texts and the acquisition of essential historical and critical categories.

Detailed Course Content

Poetry: critical anthology of twentieth century texts;

Prose: in-depth study of three novels or essays from the same period.

Textbook Information

For Poetry:

Franco Fortini, I poeti del Novecento (1977), Donzelli, Rome 2017. (The volume should be studied in its entirety, the texts inside should be carefully paraphrased.) It is recommended to read the preface by PV Mengaldo and especially the final Note by D. Santarone. It is admitted not to study the following poets: G.P. Lucini, R. Bacchelli, Poets in dialect (in various paragraphs), 6th paragraph of chapter IV, F. Leonetti, R. Roversi, A. Porta).


For Prose:

L. Pirandello, Uno, nessuno e centomila (possibly in the edition Feltrinelli, ed. by U.M. Olivieri);

Carlo Levi, Cristo si è fermato a Eboli, Einaudi;

E. Vittorini, Uomini e no, Mondadori;

B. Fenoglio, Una questione privata, Einaudi.

(Introductions to these books must be studied)


Please remember that in compliance with art 171 L22.04.1941, n. 633 and its amendments, it is illegal to copy entire books or journals, only 15% of their content can be copied.

For further information on sanctions and regulations concerning photocopying please refer to the regulations on copyright (Linee Guida sulla Gestione dei Diritti d’Autore) provided by AIDRO - Associazione Italiana per i Diritti di Riproduzione delle opere dell’ingegno (the Italian Association on Copyright).

All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.

Open in PDF format Versione in italiano