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Representations of the fin-de-siècle literary salon in the chronicles of Matilde Serao

(2018) FORUM ITALICUM. 52(1). p.35-48
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This article looks into the representations of the Italian literary salon in the print press during the 1880’s. Special attention is given to Matilde Serao’s mediation in the private as well as in the public sphere and to her double role as salon chronicler and salon attendee. Her views with regard to the artistic and political landscape of fin-de-siècle Italy are examined through a series of chronicles on Pasquale Mancini, Baroness Magliani, Francesco De Renzis, and the salon of the literary magazine Capitan Fracassa. The representations of these salons in the fortnightly periodical Cronaca Bizantina (Rome, 1881-1886) as well as in the daily newspaper Corriere di Roma (1883-1886) offered a new reading experience to a wide audience and encouraged the creation of an imagined community of salon attendees. Thus, salon participation is studied through the prism of the periodical press, which interpreted salon life as a meaningful collective experience and a decisive factor in the formation of culture. Serao’s chronicle is also viewed as an instrument of social critique, which raised questions on the rapid expansion of mass media, the growing demand for human progress, the withering away of politics, and the growing importance of art as a means of personal expression.
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salon, print press, chronicle, Matilde Serao, fin-de-siècle.

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Bezari, Christina. 2018. “ Representations of the Fin-de-siècle Literary Salon in the Chronicles of Matilde Serao.” Ed. Mario Mignone. Forum Italicum 52 (1): 35–48.
APA
Bezari, C. (2018). Representations of the fin-de-siècle literary salon in the chronicles of Matilde Serao. (M. Mignone, Ed.)FORUM ITALICUM, 52(1), 35–48.
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Bezari C. Representations of the fin-de-siècle literary salon in the chronicles of Matilde Serao. Mignone M, editor. FORUM ITALICUM. SAGE Publications; 2018;52(1):35–48.
MLA
Bezari, Christina. “ Representations of the Fin-de-siècle Literary Salon in the Chronicles of Matilde Serao.” Ed. Mario Mignone. FORUM ITALICUM 52.1 (2018): 35–48. Print.
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  abstract     = {This article looks into the representations of the Italian literary salon in the print press during the 1880{\textquoteright}s. Special attention is given to Matilde Serao{\textquoteright}s mediation in the private as well as in the public sphere and to her double role as salon chronicler and salon attendee. Her views with regard to the artistic and political landscape of fin-de-si{\`e}cle Italy are examined through a series of chronicles on Pasquale Mancini, Baroness Magliani, Francesco De Renzis, and the salon of the literary magazine Capitan Fracassa. The representations of these salons in the fortnightly periodical Cronaca Bizantina (Rome, 1881-1886) as well as in the daily newspaper Corriere di Roma (1883-1886) offered a new reading experience to a wide audience and encouraged the creation of an imagined community of salon attendees. Thus, salon participation is studied through the prism of the periodical press, which interpreted salon life as a meaningful collective experience and a decisive factor in the formation of culture. Serao{\textquoteright}s chronicle is also viewed as an instrument of social critique, which raised questions on the rapid expansion of mass media, the growing demand for human progress, the withering away of politics, and the growing importance of art as a means of personal expression. },
  author       = {Bezari, Christina},
  editor       = {Mignone, Mario },
  issn         = {0014-5858},
  journal      = {FORUM ITALICUM},
  keyword      = {salon,print press,chronicle,Matilde Serao,fin-de-si{\`e}cle.},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {35--48},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications},
  title        = { Representations of the fin-de-si{\`e}cle literary salon in the chronicles of Matilde Serao},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0014585817753383},
  volume       = {52},
  year         = {2018},
}

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