The Moral Realism of Beppe Fenoglio's Appunti Partigiani

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/606093
Title:
The Moral Realism of Beppe Fenoglio's Appunti Partigiani
Authors:
Seed, Ian
Abstract:
Abstract: This essay conducts a reappraisal of Beppe Fenoglio’s Appunti partigiani, a work which has been unjustly neglected. It discusses the relationship of the Appunti to neorealist memorialistica and to Fenoglio’s later fiction such as Il partigiano Johnny, in terms of attitudes to the Resistance, literary technique, and the aesthetic of remaining true to experience without embellishment. The essay demonstrates how Appunti partigiani raises profound moral questions in its depiction of civil war, for example in the story of the execution of a spy, yet without necessarily condemning the Resistance itself. Finally, the essay examines the role of the narrator/protagonist “Beppe” in creating an intimate rapport with the reader, so that we trust him as someone with moral integrity and live through the experience of being a partisan with him. In conclusion, the essay argues that Appunti partigiani offers one of the most revealing accounts of the Resistance.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Seed, I. (2015). The Moral realism of Beppe Fenoglio's Appunti partigiani. Italica, 92(3), 680-690
Publisher:
Italica
Journal:
Italica
Publication Date:
15-Dec-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/606093
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Please contact the editor of the journal directly if you would like to view the full text of this article
ISSN:
00213020
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dc.contributor.authorSeed, Ianen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-20T18:07:59Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-20T18:07:59Zen
dc.date.issued2015-12-15en
dc.identifier.citationSeed, I. (2015). The Moral realism of Beppe Fenoglio's Appunti partigiani. Italica, 92(3), 680-690en
dc.identifier.issn00213020en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/606093en
dc.descriptionPlease contact the editor of the journal directly if you would like to view the full text of this articleen
dc.description.abstractAbstract: This essay conducts a reappraisal of Beppe Fenoglio’s Appunti partigiani, a work which has been unjustly neglected. It discusses the relationship of the Appunti to neorealist memorialistica and to Fenoglio’s later fiction such as Il partigiano Johnny, in terms of attitudes to the Resistance, literary technique, and the aesthetic of remaining true to experience without embellishment. The essay demonstrates how Appunti partigiani raises profound moral questions in its depiction of civil war, for example in the story of the execution of a spy, yet without necessarily condemning the Resistance itself. Finally, the essay examines the role of the narrator/protagonist “Beppe” in creating an intimate rapport with the reader, so that we trust him as someone with moral integrity and live through the experience of being a partisan with him. In conclusion, the essay argues that Appunti partigiani offers one of the most revealing accounts of the Resistance.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherItalicaen
dc.subjectItalian Resistanceen
dc.subjectResistance Literatureen
dc.subjectBeppe Fenoglioen
dc.subjectneorealismen
dc.titleThe Moral Realism of Beppe Fenoglio's Appunti Partigianien
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