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La poesia italiana per l’infanzia in italia dal 1945 a oggi : riflessioni critiche, testi, illustrazioni. Proposta di antologia

Abstract : A detailed analysis of poetry for children in Italy in a multidisciplinary direction (historical, thematic, rhetorical, pedagogical, sociological) had never been carried out, nor started until today. The present work is therefore the first that takes into consideration a sufficiently wide chronological range - from 1945 to the present - dealing with issues that were found scattered in the various chapters of literatures for children or in articles in specialized magazines. Despite the great interest that the publishing industry has shown in the past (at least since the Sixties onwards) and still demonstrates today towards the public of children, and despite the richness and variety of necklaces dedicated to the creation of poetry and poetry, the lack of a general study seemed to us a serious gap. The absence of a systematic critique can perhaps be explained by the little prestige that still today, despite everything, covers the writing intended for children, as if writing for children were only a prelude to “true” writing, and poetry addressed to children a simple (and simplified) premise of “true” poetry.We therefore think, first of all, of having demonstrated the importance of poetry for childhood in itself and its great significance in the process of education and aesthetic education. In our opinion, the criticism cannot in fact be subjected to didactic or moral principles, but must take into account this artistic approach : the poetry book for children must therefore satisfy its needs (curiosity, play, the need to express oneself ) and at the same time constitute a real bridge to art, literature and music. The contribution of disciplines such as sociology, in particular the reflections on the so-called “liquid” society and culture theorized by Zygmunt Bauman have enriched the proposed elaborations.Another innovation is that of having carried out a gender study in the field of childhood poetry. Although not definitive, this survey has allowed us to broaden the horizon of criticism.In the context of the authors we think we have had the merit of remembering authors who are not very present (or completely absent) in the anthologies of poetry for children, such as Tommaso Landolfi, Giulia Niccolai, Rossana Ombres and Giovanni Arpino and for having claimed and reserved one particular space to Giuseppe Pontremoli and Pierluigi Cappello. In the context of anthologies, we also rightly believe that we have included the analysis (and evaluation) of children’s anthologies in the study of poetic anthology (in particular those by Roberto Antonelli in « Critica del testo » and Niccolò Scaffai), a completely new operation. The proposed Anthology therefore follows the highlighted criteria and differs considerably from those of the past as well as those currently on the market.
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Annalisa Comes. La poesia italiana per l’infanzia in italia dal 1945 a oggi : riflessioni critiche, testi, illustrazioni. Proposta di antologia. Literature. Université de Lorraine; Università degli studi (Vérone, Italie), 2019. Italian. ⟨NNT : 2019LORR0103⟩. ⟨tel-02400554⟩



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