Massimiliano Tortora

Alfonso Nitti's Vain and Unavoidable Rebellion

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Keywords: Svevo; Una Vita; Modernism; The Figure of the Employee in Italian Novels.

The essay focuses on the protagonist of Italo Svevo's novel "Una vita". Although Alfonso Nitti has always been considered an 'inetto', someone inept ("Un inetto" was indeed the original title of the novel), this article aims to define him as a rebel who tries to take over Maller's power by seducing and then abandoning Annetta. Such an interpretation is grounded on the fact that the hero of "Una vita" is an employee who needs to destroy his structural anonymity.

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