Luciano Bianciardi, Aprire il fuoco, Franco Fortini, false documents, intertextuality, social commitment, functions of literature, Milan, guerrilla warfare, rewriting past events
Communication | East Asian Languages and Societies | English Language and Literature | European Languages and Societies | French and Francophone Language and Literature | German Language and Literature | Italian Language and Literature | Latin American Languages and Societies | Linguistics | Sign Languages | Slavic Languages and Societies | Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature
This is the first article to assess the importance of Luciano Bianciardi’s last novel, Aprire il fuoco [Open Fire!](1969), a work often overlooked, that offers crucial insights into Bianciardi’s commitments to social causes. A so-called “irregular” of 20th-century Italian literary panorama, Luciano Bianciardi (1922-1971) in his Aprire il fuoco discusses his idea of literature as an activity that must aim at assuming the role of ethical guide in societies. In my article, I gloss the often obscure historical and literary references of the novel, and provide a critical assessment of its impact.
Giannini, Stefano. “Luciano Bianciardi’s Aprire il fuoco: on the Function of Literature in Society” Italian Quarterly, no. 173–174, 2009, pp. 55–65.
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