Edited Book

Le notti di Copacabana

  • Ruggero Jacobbi,
  • Edited by:
  • Gioia Benedetti,

Thanks to Gioia Benedetti’s careful philological work, a short, narrative and hitherto unknown text brings back the voice of one of the most original and brilliant Italian critics of the 20th century. After the trip to Brazil in his youth, in his single finished novel set in Rio de Janeiro in the Fifties, Notti di Copacabana, Ruggero Jacobbi conveyed not only the climate and atmosphere of a distant and in some ways mythical world such as Brazil, but also a significant track of the readings, meetings and influences of the great texts of Portuguese and South American literature, at the time mostly unknown in Italy. Jacobbi had an extraordinary talent at catching and interpreting the changes in the narrative code, and in this book, the author offers an incredibly intriguing experimental story with alternating voices and characters and intertwining events, contributing to the creation of a suspenseful atmosphere.

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Ruggero Jacobbi (1920-1981) was among the most significant literary personalities of the second half of the 20th century. He was a brilliant man of the theatre, as well as a critic, poet and narrator. His education brought him together with some great names of the Italian and foreign literature of his time, and all the while he maintained his distinctive intellectual independence and creativity. In 1946, he left for Brazil, where he remained for fifteen years (until 1960) and actively participated in the cultural and theatrical renewal of the country, directing hundreds of plays. His time in Brazil would deeply affect him in the years to follow. After going back to Italy, he continued to work in the theatre (as head of the Academy of Dramatic Arts, screenwriter, director and more), translated pieces and taught Brazilian literature at the University of Rome. His multifaceted production, his acute poetic sensitivity and his clear acting ability led people to define him as a “brilliant” critic and a poet of great importance, even though "sensationally unpublished” (at least until recent publications).
Gioia Benedetti graduated in Modern Philology at the University of Florence, and is part of a research group (under the guidance of Anna Dolfi) on the publication, cataloguing and commentary of contemporary texts. She is mostly interested in modern literature and in the history and culture of developing countries.
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Bibliographic Information

Book Title

Le notti di Copacabana

Editors

Gioia Benedetti

Authors

Ruggero Jacobbi

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

150

Publication Year

2018

Copyright Information

© 2018 Author(s)

Content License

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Metadata License

CC0 1.0

Publisher Name

Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6453-770-2

ISBN Print

978-88-6453-769-6

eISBN (pdf)

978-88-6453-770-2

eISBN (epub)

978-88-6453-771-9

eISBN (xml)

978-88-9273-113-4

Series Title

Moderna/Comparata

Series ISSN

2704-5641

Series E-ISSN

2704-565X

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