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Mussolini et la littérature, du socialisme au fascisme

Abstract : This thesis explores the relationship of Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) with literature from his youth to the end of his political career.Based on a large corpus of documents selected from the 44-volume “Opera omnia di Benito Mussolini”, this work analyzes and contextualizes, on the one hand, the reflections on literature which Mussolini develops in writings of various nature (short essays, reviews, speeches addressed to intellectuals, newspaper articles outlining his cultural politics) and, on the other, his own attempts at literary writing (which include poems, short stories, novels and theatre pieces).The purpose of the first part of the thesis is at once to reconstruct Benito Mussolini’s intellectual and political career until he rose to power in 1922 - drawing special attention to his cultural and literary education – and to study the place which he assigns to literature and to culture during the fascist regime.The second part combines the literary and stylistic analysis of Mussolini’s “literary” texts with his fundamental conceptions of literature and of the social role of the writer which can be drawn from his reflections throughout his political career to offer a better understanding of the function which he attributes to literature within his totalitarian project of a new fascist civilization.
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Élise Varcin. Mussolini et la littérature, du socialisme au fascisme. Littératures. Université de Lyon, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019LYSEN057⟩. ⟨tel-03587370⟩

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