Sanguineti and Montale: travelling companions in the 1970s

O'Ceallachain, E. (2007) Sanguineti and Montale: travelling companions in the 1970s. Modern Language Review, 102(1), pp. 89-107.

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Abstract

This article considers parallels between Edoardo Sanguineti's collections of poems Reisebilder (1971) and Postkarten (1978) and Eugenio Montale's Satura (1971), notably their recording of the specifics of travel in a matter-of-fact, ironic, and quasi-diaristic style. While not suggesting any fundamental convergence between the two poets, the study none the less finds a widespread recurrence of images and scenarios which, combined with specific textual echoes, supports a hypothesis of influence. For all their differences in style, ideology, and timbre, Sanguineti draws on Montale's poetic persona and imagery in Satura for his own construction of a new literary model of the intellectual.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Sanguineti; Montale; travel; literary model of the intellectual
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:O'Ceallachain, Dr Eanna
Authors: O'Ceallachain, E.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Italian
Journal Name:Modern Language Review
Publisher:Modern Languages Research Association
ISSN:0026-7937
First Published:First published in Modern Language Review, 102(1): 89-107
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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