Giovita Scalvini, letterato e patriota del Risorgimento italiano: note d'amore, riflessioni morali e civili

Abstract : Giovita Scalvini (Brescia 1791-1843), man of letters, and patriot of Risorgimento in 1806 began to write verses, drafts of novels, moral and civil thoughts. From 1816 he collaborated in Milan to the periodic Biblioteca italiana; but he soon sympathized with the romantics of Il Conciliatore. Involved in the political events of his time, he was arrested as part of insurrectional movements. After nine months in prison he went into exile in Switzerland, London and Paris. Finally in Belgium, he translated, for the first time in Italian, the first part of Goethe's Faust (1835). After the amnesty of 1838, he returned to Brescia where he died. His critical works (Dei Promessi Sposi, Lugano (1831), Considerazioni Morali sull'Ortis (1817), place him among the leading italian critics of the beginning of the19th century. There is therefore a huge gap between what Scalvini decided to publish and what remained in his drawers. A printed form of testimony has come down to us thanks to Niccolò Tommaseo, who accepted the invitation expressed in Scalvini's testament: he left his own unpublished writings and allowed him to choose and publish what, in his opinion, was worth to be known. The main purpose of this thesis is to present three unpublished manuscripts, and his Memories, trying to frame the cultural context where the works formed. The general part completed, the manuscripts as well as their presentation notes are reproduced in this order: "Abbozzi di romanzi. II", apographe, "Pensieri vari", apographe; a hardback autographed that contains several latin and italian litterary quotes. Finally, an annotated transcription of his Memories and the conclusion complete this research work
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Marina Candiani. Giovita Scalvini, letterato e patriota del Risorgimento italiano: note d'amore, riflessioni morali e civili. Literature. Université de Lorraine; Università degli studi (Vérone, Italie), 2017. Italian. ⟨NNT : 2017LORR0096⟩. ⟨tel-01759904⟩

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