Benedetto Croce and Italian Literature



This article analyzes the attitude of Benedetto Croce to the Italian literature of his time. The specifics of this attitude are determined by the main features of the literary criticism of the Italian philosopher. The main result of the article is the analysis of the deep subjectivism of this method.

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Keywords: literary theory, Italian literature, poetry, Benedetto Croce, lyricism, subjectivism

Journal rubric: World Literature. Textology

Article type: scientific article


Received: 01.12.2022


For citation: Cepparulo S. Benedetto Croce and Italian Literature [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2022. Vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 30–36. DOI: 10.17759/langt.2022090403. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Sacha Cepparulo, PhD student, Saint Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, e-mail:



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