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'Il grumo che resta sui polpastrellui': Resisting angels in the poetry of Eugenio Montale

Rossella Riccobono


In the first part of his poetic production Montale's main thrust was towards an a priori impossible philosophical search for the "truth" beyond the spatio-temporal-historical boundaries of reality. On the other hand the "second Montale" is more preoccupied with the poetic observation of the surrounding reality: his gaze lowers itself to reality itself, seen as the "palta" where the poetic-ontological search identifies with a series of little "truths".

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Spunti e Ricerche. Rivista d'italianistica.
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