Gennaro Di Biase

Antonio Delfini: the Comedy between Theology and Fiction

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This work focuses on the fictional and existential norms through which Antonio Delfini's writing develops. Starting with the textual analysis of Delfini's work, passing through theoretical comparisons (Gaultier, Barthes, Bachtin, Agamben, Celati), this work tries to define the particular comic of Delfini's writing: an ontological comicality, drown away from the conventional modern criteria. This alienation has two principal reasons: on one hand the fusion between author and character; on the other hand the continuous tendency to unify language and real life. The way in which the literary experience grows out is traced back to archaic literary references (Stil Novo) and to the St. Paul's lesson (the western founder of speech and life indissolubility).


  • Comic
  • Aphoristic Writing
  • Indissolubility of Language and Life


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