Novecentism: Battle Against the Devil. Notes about Bontempelli’s Cultural and Aesthetic Project.

Authors

  • Patrizia Farinelli Filozofska fakulteta, Univerza v Ljubljani

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/vestnik.6.81-93

Keywords:

Modernism, magic realism, cultural renewal, autonomy of art, overcoming of relativism

Abstract

This article, with reference to theoretical and polemical essays collected in L’Avventura novecentista (1938), retraces Bontempelli’s perspective on the project of cultural renewal (the Novecentism), which he himself promoted in the 1920’s. This article presents not only the battles he sustained and his farsightedness, but also the problems or rather the challenges of this project. Along these challenges came the utopian battle against relativism, the tendency to defend the autonomy of art and the contemporary requirement that this autonomy be open to the necessities of that time, as well the attempt to conciliate an artistic work, inclined to break the norms and expectations, with a concept of popular literature and art.

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Published

31.12.2014

How to Cite

Farinelli, P. (2014). Novecentism: Battle Against the Devil. Notes about Bontempelli’s Cultural and Aesthetic Project. Journal for Foreign Languages, 6(1), 81–93. https://doi.org/10.4312/vestnik.6.81-93

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Literature