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Rethinking the ends of poetry: elegy and ‘demi-deuil’ in Eugenio Montale’s “La casa dei doganieri”

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Focusing on Eugenio Montale’s “La casa dei doganieri” (Le occasioni, 1939), this article explores the nature of the poet’s mourning for Arletta and how it challenges traditional views on elegy. Although this poem displays several of the conventions of classical elegy, Montale ultimately disregards what Jahan Ramazani calls the “consolatory machinery” common to that genre, a post-loss experience aiming to achieve complete forgetfulness and replacement of the lost object of love. Furthermor...

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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
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eScholarship, University of California
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California Italian Studies More from this journal
Volume:
8
Issue:
1
Article number:
33k049ft
Publication date:
2018-01-01
Acceptance date:
2018-01-01
EISSN:
2155-7926
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1120438
Local pid:
pubs:1120438
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2020-08-06

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