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La "verità plurale" : itinerario spirituale di Gesualdo Bufalino, in dialogo coi Francesi

Abstract : This thesis retraces the existential itinerary in search of the truth of the Sicilian writer G. Bufalino, with a particular focus on the filter of the French literature that, from an early age, constituted the privileged field of reference for his formation.It starts from the years ranging from childhood to the call to arms, therefore more or less from the period between 1930 and 1942. Formed as a teenager on French symbolists and especially on Baudelaire, the young Bufalino got an existential vision, tools rhetoricians, emotions, a mass of images, and more than anything else a vision of literature as the depositary of an indecipherable truth, an activity to be indefatigably dedicated to and spent on until it consecrates its existence to the cult of form. The second phase is "Bufalino and the French Catholic writers" and goes approximately from 1942, the year in which he was called to the front, until '50. In these years, Bufalino undertook a fruitful correspondence with the intellectual Angelo Romanò who, in turn engaged in religious travails, began it to many readings and in particular to that of French Catholic writers, among whom we have isolated Claudel, Mauriac , Bernanos, Cendrars who seemed to us more than others useful to observe a Bufalino in search of a truth of faith. The third phase of the spiritual life of Bufalino is “Bufalino and the French Existentialist writers” and begins roughly in the 50s and ends in 1981, the year of the publication of his first novel, ‘Diceria dell'untore’. It begins with an interest in the truth of reason and later with a marked preference in particular for the work of Albert Camus. The fourth and last phase is “Bufalino and the plural truth’ and begins immediately after 1981, and observes the final turning point of Bufalino's spiritual research until the end of his life, that is until 1996. Bufalino will definitively renounce both the metaphysical and the materialistic options, and he will entrust his sense question entirely to literary research, understood as a differently 'sacred' writing
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Marta Aiello. La "verità plurale" : itinerario spirituale di Gesualdo Bufalino, in dialogo coi Francesi. Literature. Université de Lorraine; Università degli studi (Catane, Italie), 2018. Italian. ⟨NNT : 2018LORR0292⟩. ⟨tel-02139236⟩



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