Metaphysical Modest Proposals Manganelli dealing with Satire

Arianna Marelli

Abstract


The article analyses Giorgio Manganelli's conception of «metaphysical satire», both in his theoretical writings (for which the most important model is Jonathan Swift), as in some concrete fictional samples. In particular, among the (posthumous edited) materials of his laboratory (in his poems, as in the draft of a narrative treatise), a theme results pervasive: the satire of divinity. Here the mocking of an unbelieved – yet still feared – deity expresses itself in a specific figure: the cannibal god, whose ferocity, underneath the mask of the grotesque, reveals all the violence the author feels in the unbearable human destiny.


Keywords


Manganelli; Satire; Swift; Metaphysics; Cannibalism.

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