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Analisi del discorso umoristico nel Don Camillo di Giovannino Guareschi
Analysis of humorism in Don Camille by Giovanni Guareschi

Author(s): Simona Mercantini
Subject(s): Literary Texts, Short Story
Published by: VERBUM - vydavateľstvo Katolíckej univerzity v Ružomberku
Keywords: Giovannino Guareschi; Don Camillo; Humorism;

Summary/Abstract: In this paper we present an analysis of the humoristic ideological system in Don Camillo. Mondo piccolo by Giovannino Guareschi. We describe the characteristics (seriousness, lightness, essentiality) and the aims (break through the bastions of ideological rhetoric to discover the essential truth of human things) of Guareschi’s humor. As a point of reference, we take the essay by Luigi Pirandello L’umorismo, which we consider surprisingly in conformity with the theoretical description of humor in Guareschi. The article is therefore divided into three parts: a. Presentation of the theoretical bases, with the intention of defining what we mean by the term "humor"; b. Presentation of the biographical features that have influenced and formed Guareschi's humor; c. Analysis of the themes developed in Don Camillo. Mondo piccolo using humoristic technique.

  • Issue Year: XIX/2019
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 45-58
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Italian