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Alphonse Daudet, romancier de la famille

Abstract : This thesis aims to examine some novels of Alphonse Daudet in relation to the family. Starting from Petit Chose we follow a comparative study between Daudet, Dickens and Ippolito Nievo’s novels. The theme of childhood, closely linked to the social, political and cultural life of France, reaches its peak in 1870, French crucial period. Indeed, after the defeat of 1870, the child becomes the most popular literary hero: he symbolizes the national tragedy, but at the same time, he represents the hopes of the nation. Dickens and Ippolito Nievo also addressed, in their novels, the theme of childhood abused and brutalized. For these reasons we have analyzed these Bildungs romans from a psychological point of view highlighting the cathartic value of writing ego. The second part our study is the analysis on the topic of divorce and parental alienation in Rose and Ninette and that of jealousy, adultery and forgiveness in the Petite Parish, highlighting the relevance of these themes daudétinnes. The last part of the thesis is devoted to the reception Daudet’s novels in Italy. we tried to understand the role played by our writer in a cultural-historical period in which Emile Zola had a great success in Italy. But we also tried to understand how his reputation as sentimental writer how novelist childhood was appreciated by Italian realist writers. We studied the reception of texts daudétiens by reading the articles listed in the Italian press at the time, but this perspective of analysis is also supported by the correspondence between Vittorio Pica and Edmond de Goncourt, from 1881 to 1896, collected in volume Votre fidèle ami de Naples by Nunzio Ruggiero, All'avanguardia book of literary criticism written by Vittorio Pica Ritratti letterari written by Edmondo De Amicis and critical essays by Luigi Capuana and Edoardo Scarfoglio.
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Maria Sabina Cerullo. Alphonse Daudet, romancier de la famille. Littératures. Université d'Angers, 2013. Français. ⟨tel-03282663⟩

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