Manzoni 1873-2023. The plague “horrible curse” between living and writing
On the 150th anniversary of Alessandro Manzoni’s death, the Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense celebrates his memory and the historical and cultural link with the city of Milan.
The theme, of course, is central to the author’s writings: the plague, along with war and famine, represents a crucial question in Manzoni’s thought, giving rise to powerful literary figures that have become part of a common and collective imagination.
Above all, however, the theme appeared central to our own time, which has only recently – and with difficulty – embarked on the path of reworking the dramatic experience during the years of the Covid-19 pandemic.