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Saul

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Considerato il capolavoro di Alfieri, "Saul" è una tragedia di argomento biblico, lineare nell'intreccio ma potente e drammatica. In primo piano la figura del sovrano: nel suo animo nobile e sensibile albergano uno smisurato orgoglio e una cupezza sconsolata; diviso tra cielo e terra, ribelle a Dio, non riesce a dominare l'anelito che lo avvelena: oltrepassare "il limite". ...more
Paperback, 98 pages
Published 1990 by Garzanti (first published 1782)
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Anastasia
Alfieri elogia ed ammira il suo stesso Saul, ed io gli rispondo che a me, sinceramente, non pare chissà quale personaggione. Interessante, sì, ma vuoi mettere Shakespeare, ad esempio.
Anzi, a dir la verità trovo che tutti quanti appartengano ad una sorta di stereotipo - posso escludere il suo protagonista, sì, non è un personaggione ma una sua distinzione ce l'ha.
Voglio dire, metti un assalto imminente, metti il prode cavaliere - David - pronto a difendere la sua patria, ma naturalmente essendo u
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Jan 08, 2014 Mirya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Il titanismo di Alfieri, consistente nella ribellione dell'uomo al tiranno che lo opprime, una ribellione portata agli estremi e pronta ad affrontare la morte come la sua forse più auspicabile catarsi, trova nel 'Saul' la sua migliore espressione, in quel personaggio che dà il nome al titolo e che dovrebbe, a quanto pare, essere il cattivo della storia.
Saul è un re che ha deviato dalla retta strada indicatagli - o dovremmo dire impostagli - da Dio, un re che opprime il suo popolo e i suoi figli,
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Count Vittorio Alfieri was an Italian dramatist and poet, considered the founder of Italian tragedy.
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