Giuseppe Pitrè

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Pitrè, Giuseppe

 

Born Dec. 21, 1841, in Palermo; died there Apr. 10, 1916. Italian ethnologist and folklorist.

Pitrè began teaching ethnologic psychology at the University of Palermo in 1910. His main work, the 25-volume Library of Sicilian Folk Traditions, contains numerous Sicilian folk songs, proverbs, riddles, fables, short stories, and legends, along with descriptions of the festivals, games, and customs of the people of Sicily.

WORKS

Bibliografia delle tradizioni popolari d’Italia. Turin-Palermo, 1894.
Biblioteca delle tradizioni popolari siciliane, vols. 1–25. Palermo, 1891–1913.
Medici, chirurgi, barbieri e speziali antichi in Sicilia. Palermo, 1910.
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Beginning in 1860, Vittorio Imbriani, Alessandro D'Ancona, Giuseppe Pitre, and other scholars published various collections of songs and stories from Tuscany, Piedmont, Sicily, and other regions, transcribed in dialect with historical and conservational intent.
The forward to the first edition of "Archivio per lo Studio delle Tradizioni Popolari," in 1882, included a letter to Giuseppe Pitre from Max Muller, in which the German defines a scientific method of folklore research: "la novella dovrebbe darsi, per quanto e possibile, colle ipissima verba del narratore.
This was also the approach sustained by Giuseppe Pitre, Alessandro D'Ancona, and Giuseppe Ferraro, for whose collection Domenico Comparetti was the editor.
In a letter to Giuseppe Pitre from April 24, 1870, the philologist reasoned:
In a letter to Giuseppe Pitre from January 1, 1873, anticipating the publication of the Novelline, Comparetti wrote: "Questa raccolta di Novelline Italiane e compita [sic] con uno scopo e con un metodo speciale che deve distinguerla dalle raccolte parziali di Novelline lombarde, venete, sicule, ecc.
Comparetti wrote to Giuseppe Pitre on April 24, 1870: "naturalmente [.
26; Giuseppe Pitre, La famiglia, la casa, la vita del popolo Siciliano (Palermo, 1913), pp.
For over a century, puppet theater existed as a matter of fact throughout the island and was not the object of study, with the important exception of the Sicilian ethnographer Giuseppe Pitre, who documented many forms of popular culture.