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Title: An analysis of Montale's worlds of poetry and their dissolution from the point of view of deixis and heteroglossia
Author: Riccobono, Rossella
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 2000
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The purpose of this study is that of pointing out a linguistic approach to the analysis of Montale's poems and their spatio-temporal, inter-personal, stylistic and thematic dissolution. In the first four chapters attention will be centred on understanding what is deixis and on analyzing the deictic organization in Montale's texts. Through such an analysis it will be possible to prove that Montale's poems project worlds of poetry that can be re-inhabited linguistically in order to study their spatio-temporal co-ordinates and their opening to a zone which will be referred to as limen and which functions as the door-passage to the metaphysical dimension and, thus, to a dissolution of the traditional three-dimensional concepts of space and time. The study of deixis will also help us understand the dynamics of the relationship between voices and narratorial roles within such poetic worlds. In the last three chapters, the examination of Montale's language from the point of view of heteroglossia shows us that the attempt to create a unifying poetic language that may lead to a truthful reading of reality fails. The traditional poetic present in Montale's poetry of the first three collections slowly opens to the unofficial language of the street and the marketplace. It will be claimed that the more monological language, which characterizes Montale's first three books, dissolves so as to embrace a different variety of available social languages in order to express disintegration of a society, of a tradition and, partly, of the poet's ideology through social and self satire.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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