Per una teoria del dialogo nel Settecento italiano

Alessio Bottone


Despite the absence of specific treatises or systematic analyses on the dialogue in the Italian Literature of the 18th century, a theory of this ‘genre’ can be outlined through the study of the paratexts. In the prefaces and the dedications of several dialogues, in fact, there are reflections focused on the use of this literary form: by connecting these fragments of poetics, it is possible to follow the develop¬ment of the Renaissance dialogue theory and, at the same time, to explore a new tradition.


Dialogue; Theory; Eighteenth Century; Paratexts

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