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Developing a poetics of ordinariness : language, literature and communication in Gianni Celati's Le avventure di Guizzardi, La banda dei sospiri and Lunario del paradiso

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McGill University
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Keywords
  • Celati
  • Gianni
  • 1937- -- Criticism And Interpretation.
Disciplines
  • Communication
  • Literature

Abstract

During the 1970s, Gianni Celati uses his novels as a workshop for his investigation into language, literature and communication. Le avventure di Guizzardi, La banda dei sospiri and Lunario del paradiso are crucial works in which Celati develops a style based on oral language as a way of bringing life closer to art and escaping the self-referentiality of the literary vanguard. Celati also experiments with a poetics of "ordinariness," both in style and content, as a means of broadening his audience and the reach of his social commentary.

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