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Author Godey, Amber R., 1977-

Title Sister Souls : the Power of Personal Narrative in the Poetic Works of Antonia Pozzi and Vittorio
Published Lanham : Fairleigh Dickinson, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (165 pages)
Series The Fairleigh Dickinson University Press Series in Italian Studies
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press series in Italian studies.
Contents Sister Souls; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1 Theoretical Background; Fascist Discourse and the Narratable Identity; Chapter 2 Historical Background; Literary Environment; Fascism and Fascist Propaganda; Chapter 3 Bisogno di una sorella; Vittorio Sereni and Antonia Pozzi; Chapter 4 The Banfi School and the Crisis of Modernity; Antonio Banfi; Chapter 5 Pozzi and Sereni: A "Banfian" Aesthetic; Rewriting Pozzi; Pozzi's Aesthetics; Sereni's "Arabesques"; Chapter 6 "If my words could be given . . ."; The Nature of Language and Authorship in Antonia Pozzi's Parole; Chapter 7 "I morti come noi."
Writing Traumatic Memory in Vittorio Sereni's "Diaries"Conclusions; Bibliography; Index
Summary This book focuses on the autobiographical poetry of early 20th century author Antonia Pozzi and her lifelong friend and fellow poet, Vittorio Sereni, most particularly on the autobiographical format of their writing, and its role as a mode of ''passive resistance'' to Fascist control; a mode of resistance familiar to women''s writing even before the onset of Fascist totalitarianism. While Sereni is by far the better-known author, his response to the war experience and, particularly, to imprisonment recalls Pozzi''s work on a number of levels. In the ''diaries'' of both authors, autobiography f
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Subject Pozzi, Antonia, 1912-1938 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Sereni, Vittorio -- Criticism and interpretation.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1611470331 (electronic bk.)
9781611470338 (electronic bk.)