Il vuoto della forma. Scrittura, Testimonianza e Verità
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The book examines the formation of a philosophical and religious idea of testimony in antiquity by focusing on some selected texts from Plato, the Bible and Augustine. Then it studies the emergence of the literary notion of testimony by analyzing crucial works by Dante and Petrarch. The modern and contemporary part of the book concentrates on the philosophical notion of testimony developed by Emmanuel Levinas and on the “testimonies” of important writers of the XXth century such as Renato Serra, Luigi Pirandello, Antonio Gramsci, Italo Calvino, Primo Levi and Paul Celan.