Doppia ecolalia. Sulla satira di 'Eros e Priapo'

Translated title of the contribution: Double Echolalia. On the Satire of 'Eros e Priapo'

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The article analyses Gadda’s pamphlet on fascism Eros e Priapo and its “galaxy” of texts, and it demonstrates that they represent a particular case study for the theory of satire. Indeed, these texts condense all the duplicities that have characterised the satirical “non-genre” since its ancient origins: literalism (direct invective) and layered use of rhetorical figures; irrationality and rationality; identity and distance between satirist and target. Eros e Priapo claims for a rational investigation of fascism, and creates a rhetorically layered satire, while at the same time bursting into the most violent and outspoken curse, somehow repeating the same «echolalia» that it attacks.
Translated title of the contributionDouble Echolalia. On the Satire of 'Eros e Priapo'
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)595-617
Number of pages24
JournalStrumenti Critici
Issue number163
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2023


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