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Una scheda per la robinia

ContributorsManzotti, Emilio
Published inI Quaderni dell'ingegnere, vol. 3 (nuova serie), p. 116-136
Publication date2012

The Author considers the strong polemical emphasis placed in C.E Gadda's novel "La Cognizione del dolore" (and elsewhere in his works) on a very common sort of shrub or tree: the Robinia pseudoacacia (= black locust); and analyses eight different interacting 'reasons' (according to the point of view of the narrator) for its odd textual status - from the uneven shape to the tendency to proliferate, and the lack of cultural tradition. The conclusion focuses the neutralizing effect of lyric 'pathetic' contexts on Gadda's resentment against the robinia.

  • Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)
  • C.E. Gadda
  • La cognizione del dolore
  • Italian 20th Century Literature
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MANZOTTI, Emilio. Una scheda per la robinia. In: I Quaderni dell’ingegnere, 2012, vol. 3 (nuova serie), p. 116–136.
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ISSN of the journal1720-5328

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