Giulio Angioni

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Giulio Angioni
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Born Giulio Angioni
(1939-10-28)28 October 1939
Guasila, Sardinia
Occupation Novelist, essayist
Nationality Italian
Notable works Le fiamme di Toledo
Assandira

Giulio Angioni (born 1939) is an Italian writer and anthropologist.

Biography[edit]

Giulio Angioni (leading Italian anthropologist, professor at the University of Cagliari, fellow of St Antony's College of the University of Oxford), is the author of about twenty books of fiction and a dozen volumes of essays in anthropology.

In his anthropological essays (especially in Fare, dire, sentire: l’identico e il diverso nelle culture, 2011), Angioni places the variety of forms of the human life in a dimension of maximum amplitude of time and space, starting from the anthropopoietic value of doing, saying, thinking and feeling as interrelated dimensions (although usually separate and hierarchical) of human 'nature', which here is understood as characterized by culture, i. e. the human ability of continuous learning. In particular Angioni criticizes two western clichés: the superiority of speech as a solely human feature, and the separateness of the aesthetic dimension from the rest of life.

Giulio Angioni is considered, with Sergio Atzeni and Salvatore Mannuzzu, one of the initiators of a so-called Sardinian Literary Spring, the Sardinian narrative of today in the European arena (with the work of authors such as Salvatore Niffoi, Alberto Capitta, Giorgio Todde, Michela Murgia and many others), which followed the works of individual prominent figures such as Grazia Deledda, Emilio Lussu, Giuseppe Dessì, Gavino Ledda, Salvatore Satta.

The best novels of Giulio Angioni are considered to be Le fiamme di Toledo (Flames of Toledo), Assandira, Doppio cielo (Double sky), L'oro di Fraus (The gold of Fraus).

Literary works[edit]

Essays[edit]

  • Tre saggi sull'antropologia dell'età coloniale, Flaccovio 1973
  • Sa laurera: Il lavoro contadino in Sardegna, EDeS 1976 e Il Maestrale 2005
  • Il sapere della mano: saggi di antroplogia del lavoro, Sellerio 1986
  • Pane e formaggio e altre cose di Sardegna, Zonza 2000
  • Fare dire sentire. L'identico e il diverso nelle culture, Il Maestrale 2011
  • Doing, thinking, saying, in Nature knowledge, Berghahn Books 2004
  • On Agro-Pastoral Space in Sardinia, in Fabietti & Salzman (eds.), The Anthropology of Tribal and Peasant Pastoral Societies. Social Cohesion and Fragmentation, 343–350, Como-Pavia, Ibis 1996.

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Tempus (CUEC 2008, 2012 audiobook, unabridged, by Giulio Angioni)
  • Il dito alzato (Sellerio 2012)
  • Oremari (Il Maestrale 2013)

Bibliography[edit]

  • Abate et al., Cartas de logu: scrittori sardi allo specchio, CUEC 2007.
  • A. M. Amendola, L'isola che sorprende. La narrativa sarda in italiano (1974–2006), Cagliari, CUEC 200, 160–179.
  • Vinigi L. Grottanelli, Ethnology and/or cultural anthropology in Italy: traditions and development, in "Current Anthropology", XVIII (1977), 593–614.
  • E. Hall, Greek tragedy and the politics of subjectivity in recent fiction, "Classical Receptions Journal", 1 (1), 23–42, Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • C. Lavinio, Narrare un'isola. Lingua e stile di scrittori sardi, Roma, Bulzoni, 1991, 151–171.
  • F. Manai, Cosa succede a Fraus? Sardegna e mondo nel racconto di Giulio Angioni, Cagliari, CUEC, 2006.
  • M. Marras, Ecrivains insulaires et auto-représentation, "Europaea", VI, 1–2 (2000), 17–77.
  • A. Ottavi, Les romanciers italiens contemporains, Paris, Hachette, 1992, 142–145.
  • L. Schröder, Sardinienbilder. Kontinuitäten und Innovationen in der sardischen Literatur und Publizistik der Nachkriegszeit, Bern, Peter Lang, 2000.
  • B. Wagner, Sardinien, Insel im Dialog. Texte, Diskurse, Filme, Tübingen, Francke Verlag 2008.

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