From meridionalismo to orientalism: three representations of Sicily in the contemporary narrative of risorgimento

Abstract: The island of Sicily has served as one of the most important and common settings for the narrative of the Risorgimento. Italian literature dedicated to narrating the events of the country’s period of unification seems to be somewhat obsessed with this island, which has been created and rec...

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Autor Principal: Parga Linares, Santiago
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Publicado: Carte Italiane; Vol.2, No. 8 2012
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spelling ir-p17054coll23-7192020-09-29 From meridionalismo to orientalism: three representations of Sicily in the contemporary narrative of risorgimento Parga Linares, Santiago Abstract: The island of Sicily has served as one of the most important and common settings for the narrative of the Risorgimento. Italian literature dedicated to narrating the events of the country’s period of unification seems to be somewhat obsessed with this island, which has been created and recreated in novels, novelle and short stories written by both Sicilian and northern writers. The purpose of this paper is to explore how the land, culture and population of Sicily are depicted in three key narrative texts of the twentieth century to see how they may participate of the cultural, social, political and literary phenomenon known as Meridionalismo, which, we intend to prove, may be compared in attitude and scope to Orientalism (as described by Edward Said). We will limit ourselves to these three twentieth century narrations written: Lampedusa’s Il Gattopardo, Sciascia’s Il quarantotto and De Cataldo’s I traditori all deal with the events of 1860 and the process of the Risorgimento as it occurred in Sicily and they were all written by men born in the South but that were writing from the North. We will attempt to see whether the social and cultural stereotypical representations of Sicily that characterized much of Meridionalist literature are present in these texts and, if so, how they may or may not connect the literature written about the Meridione by southern writers with the literature written about the Orient. Resumen: La isla de Sicilia ha sido uno de los escenarios más comunes e importantes de las narraciones del Risorgimento, el movimiento de unificación nacional de Italia. Autores Sicilianos y de otras regiones del país han creado y recreado obsesivamente la isla. El propósito de este artículo es explorar la manera en la que la tierra, la cultura y la población de Sicilia son representadas en tres textos narrativos del siglo veinte para analizar de qué manera éstos participan del fenómeno literario conocido como Meridionalismo, que puede ser comparado con el Orientalismo (como lo describió Edward Said). El artículo se limitará a El gatopardo de Lampedusa, El cuarenta y ocho de Sciascia y I traditori de De Caraldo. Estas novelas se centran en los hechos de 1860 y el proceso de Risorgimento mientras atravesaba Sicilia. Las tres fueron escritas por autores del sur de Italia que escribían desde el norte. El artículo explorará si los estereotipos culturales y sociales que caracterizan la literatura Meridionalista estám presentes en estos textos y, si sí, cómo puedenn conectar la literatura escrita sobre el Meridione con la escrita sobre el Oriente. De Cataldo; Gatopardo; Lampedusa; Leonardo Sciascia; Literatura italiana; Meridionalismo; Novela italiana; Orientalism; Orientalismo; Risorgimento; Sicilia Literatura y retórica; Literatura y retórica / Literaturas itálicas Literatura latina 2012 Carte Italiane; Vol.2, No. 8 PDF Artículo ENG - Inglés Sicilia (Italia) Colfuturo © Derechos reservados del autor http://babel.banrepcultural.org/cdm/ref/collection/p17054coll23/id/719
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topic De Cataldo; Gatopardo; Lampedusa; Leonardo Sciascia; Literatura italiana; Meridionalismo; Novela italiana; Orientalism; Orientalismo; Risorgimento; Sicilia
Literatura y retórica; Literatura y retórica / Literaturas itálicas Literatura latina
spellingShingle De Cataldo; Gatopardo; Lampedusa; Leonardo Sciascia; Literatura italiana; Meridionalismo; Novela italiana; Orientalism; Orientalismo; Risorgimento; Sicilia
Literatura y retórica; Literatura y retórica / Literaturas itálicas Literatura latina
Parga Linares, Santiago
From meridionalismo to orientalism: three representations of Sicily in the contemporary narrative of risorgimento
description Abstract: The island of Sicily has served as one of the most important and common settings for the narrative of the Risorgimento. Italian literature dedicated to narrating the events of the country’s period of unification seems to be somewhat obsessed with this island, which has been created and recreated in novels, novelle and short stories written by both Sicilian and northern writers. The purpose of this paper is to explore how the land, culture and population of Sicily are depicted in three key narrative texts of the twentieth century to see how they may participate of the cultural, social, political and literary phenomenon known as Meridionalismo, which, we intend to prove, may be compared in attitude and scope to Orientalism (as described by Edward Said). We will limit ourselves to these three twentieth century narrations written: Lampedusa’s Il Gattopardo, Sciascia’s Il quarantotto and De Cataldo’s I traditori all deal with the events of 1860 and the process of the Risorgimento as it occurred in Sicily and they were all written by men born in the South but that were writing from the North. We will attempt to see whether the social and cultural stereotypical representations of Sicily that characterized much of Meridionalist literature are present in these texts and, if so, how they may or may not connect the literature written about the Meridione by southern writers with the literature written about the Orient. Resumen: La isla de Sicilia ha sido uno de los escenarios más comunes e importantes de las narraciones del Risorgimento, el movimiento de unificación nacional de Italia. Autores Sicilianos y de otras regiones del país han creado y recreado obsesivamente la isla. El propósito de este artículo es explorar la manera en la que la tierra, la cultura y la población de Sicilia son representadas en tres textos narrativos del siglo veinte para analizar de qué manera éstos participan del fenómeno literario conocido como Meridionalismo, que puede ser comparado con el Orientalismo (como lo describió Edward Said). El artículo se limitará a El gatopardo de Lampedusa, El cuarenta y ocho de Sciascia y I traditori de De Caraldo. Estas novelas se centran en los hechos de 1860 y el proceso de Risorgimento mientras atravesaba Sicilia. Las tres fueron escritas por autores del sur de Italia que escribían desde el norte. El artículo explorará si los estereotipos culturales y sociales que caracterizan la literatura Meridionalista estám presentes en estos textos y, si sí, cómo puedenn conectar la literatura escrita sobre el Meridione con la escrita sobre el Oriente.
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title From meridionalismo to orientalism: three representations of Sicily in the contemporary narrative of risorgimento
title_short From meridionalismo to orientalism: three representations of Sicily in the contemporary narrative of risorgimento
title_full From meridionalismo to orientalism: three representations of Sicily in the contemporary narrative of risorgimento
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