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Giuseppe Parini's poetry


Wednesday, 30 October 2019 to Thursday, 27 February 2020
Total hours: 60
Hours of lectures: 40
Hours of supplementary teaching: 20

Examination procedure

  • Report or seminar


 The course is focused on Parini’s Il Giorno in the context of XVIIIth Milan, payng a special attention to the parallel with Parini’s odi and to the development of the history of “endecasillabo sciolto”.


Educational goals:


The aim of the course is to present to the students Parini’s poetry as a poetry involved in a civil commitment and, even with the necessary comparison with classics, source of a modern idea of poetry.

Bibliographical references

G. Parini, Il Giorno, ed. critica a c. di D. Isella, Milano-Napoli, Ricciardi, 1959.

G. Parini, Il Giorno, ed. critica di D. Isella, commento di M. Tizi, Parma, Guanda, 1997.

R. Leporatti, Per dar luogo alla notte. Sull’elaborazione del Giorno di Parini, Firenze, Le lettere, 1990.