Una visita dal “di là”: simmetrie oniriche tra Pirandello e Capuana
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Luigi Capuana, atypical verista attracted by occult’s fascination, was the first ever literary model for Pirandello and also contributed at the end of 800th century to lead ideologically the writer from Girgenti on the way of the irrational, by inducing in him a concrete interest for theosophical and spiritualistic doctrines. The aim of this essay is to display how the influence operated by the writer from Mineo on Pirandello could be also considered on dreamlike bases, through a survey of analogies and links between Capuana’s Sogni... non sogni!(1905) and Pirandello’s Visita(1935). In fact is the suggestive topic of «dream’s reality» –probably attributable to theosophy and frequent in the last Pirandello’s literary production –that connects the two works by prospecting an unexpected and renewed connection between the two authors for which the real world is intimately ingrained with the “di là”: Visita also represents a first and pioneering approach of an aesthetic process according to which the artistic moment is converted irrationalistically by Pirandello and that he would have more widely carried out in Effetti d’un sogno interrottoand in I Giganti della montagna, inaugurating a short new season that only death would have interrupted.