Examination of conscience of a man of letters, followed by the last letters from the field

Book/Photograph

Description

English

Renato Serra’s Soul-Searching of a Man of Letters views war as a duty, but recognises it can change neither the world nor literature.

Serra was director of the Cesena Public Library and studied at the University of Bologna, where he was a disciple of the poet Giosuè Carducci, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1906 and professor of Italian Literature. Serra died in 1915 in battle, at the age of 31.

Italian

Renato Serra era un bibliotecario (direttore della Biblioteca Civica di Cesena). Studiò all’Università di Bologna, dove fu allievo del poeta e professore di Letteratura Italiana Giosuè Carducci (premio Nobel per la Letteratura nel 1906): Serra morì in battaglia nel 1915 all’età di 31 anni. Il suo Esame di coscienza di un letterato non espone una visione retorica della guerra, vista invece come un dovere, in quanto la guerra non può cambiare né il mondo né la letteratura.

Full title
Soul-searching of a man of letters, followed by the last letters from the field
Created
1915
Format
Book / Photograph
Held by
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma
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Free from known copyright restrictions

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