Beyond the Family Romance: The Legend of Pascoli
University of Toronto Press, 2007 - 203页
Giovanni Pascoli (1855-1912) is one of Italy's most canonical and beloved poets. In Beyond the Family Romance, Maria Truglio offers fresh insight into the uncanny qualities of Pascoli's domestic verse. As suggested by the Freudian title, this study opens a dialogue between Pascoli's literature and Freud's theories, with a particular focus on each author's interrogation of origins. Through close readings and historical contextualization, themes of regression, memory, and other manifestations of 'origins' are analyzed, moving Pascoli's poetry beyond the biographical strictures that have hitherto confined it.
Truglio's post-structuralist readings question the dichotomy between 'safety within the home' and the 'threatening outside world,' revealing the ambivalences with which images of the home are fraught in Pascoli's poetry. In addition to the sustained comparison with Freud's writing, Beyond the Family Romance explores parallels between Pascoli's work and such writers as Tarchetti, Boito, Poe, and Invernizio. Rethinking the concept of the fanciullino ('little child'), Truglio shows that Pascoli's poetry enacts a symbiosis between the logic of the rational modern adult and the mythic vision of the child.
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I found myself precisely in the original place where I had resolved to turn back . '
This is without a doubt an incomprehensible fate , ' I said to myself . ] 49 Both
passages thematize a loss of self . On the narrative level this loss has a literal
Where Leopardi ' s composition creates a strong tone of melancholy and
loneliness , Pascoli ' s poem engenders a vague but insistent sense of fear and
anxiety , coupled with a profound sense of awe in the face of the silent and
All verbs are in the present tense , creating a sense both of immediacy and
timelessness . Most sentences consist of only subject and verb , with very few
adjectives , adverbs , or prepositional phrases . This simplicity suggests that the
story is ...