Gustaw Herling-Grudziński and Italian literature of the Twentieth Century Cover Image

Gustaw Herling-Grudziński e la letteratura italiana del XX secolo
Gustaw Herling-Grudziński and Italian literature of the Twentieth Century

Author(s): Alessandro Ajres
Subject(s): Recent History (1900 till today), Polish Literature, Theory of Literature, Italian literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Poznańskie Studia Polonistyczne
Keywords: Gustaw Herling-Grudziński; Italian literature; exile; Naples; Nicola Chiaromonte; Ignazio Silone; Alberto Moravia; Luigi Pirandello; Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa; Leonardo Sciascia;

Summary/Abstract: Magdalena Śniedziewska’s book discusses a theme in Gustaw Herling-Grudziński’s works which has not been thoroughly researched, i.e. their relationship with Italian literature. This is how we discover Herling-Grudziński as a writer who is simultaneously a great literary critic who looks eagerly and with both interest (sometimes) and passion at the work of such authors as Nicola Chiaromonte, Ignazio Silone, Alberto Moravia, Luigi Pirandello, Tomasi di Lampedusa and Leonardo Sciascia. The opening chapter of the book discusses Herling-Grudziński’s condition as an emigrant and the changes in his attitude to Naples which became his second home after World War II; the final chapter is about the Polish writer’s difficult relationship with Italian book market, reconstructing the story of the reception of Inny świat (A World Apart) in Italy.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 39
  • Page Range: 183-194
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Italian