Pierantonio Frare

La scrittura dell’inquietudine
Saggio su Alessandro Manzoni

2006, cm 14,5 x 20,5, 210 pp.

ISBN: 9788822255518

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The theory is that Manzoni intends to transform the opposing dualisms from which he starts (feeling/thinking, passion/reason, judgement/complicity, being/having to be, author/reader, etc.) into a higher level unity, reached exactly through the dialectical cooperation between the initially antithetically juxtaposed terms: therefore the dichotomy between feeling and thinking turns into an inseparable process, «felt reflection». Thus Manzoni transforms typically static antithetical structures into an anxious system characterized by mobility.