A Reflection on the Concept of Youth as Identity in Literary Journals in Italy a Century Ago

Authors

  • Apollonia Striano University of Naples “L’Orientale”

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.19245/25.05.pij.6.1.2

Keywords:

Benedetto Croce, Gherardo Marrone, Giuseppe Prezzolini, Giuseppe De Robertis, La Diana, La Voce, youth, identity, First World War, Giuseppe Ungaretti

Abstract

This contribution aims to develop some observations on the concept of identity with specific reference to a particular historical moment, the period just before the First World War, in a particular context, Italy, in which young intellectuals compared their ideas and debated with each other in periodicals. Through the collation of two manifestos, published in two journals in distant geographical areas, and of the experiences of the two publishing houses, we have tried to verify the dogma itself of the writing and the communicative action, perceived as an indispensable stimulus to engagement, to the aesthetic composition of another world and to the tacit evocation of the miracle of a new beauty.

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Published

2021-03-22

How to Cite

Striano, A. (2021). A Reflection on the Concept of Youth as Identity in Literary Journals in Italy a Century Ago. PuntOorg International Journal, 6(1), 6–11. https://doi.org/10.19245/25.05.pij.6.1.2