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Keywords: Second World War; Diaries; Italian Resistance; Rhetoric and Narrative Structures.
The article examines nine Second World War diaries that deal with the Italian liberation and were written by the following authors: Emanuele Artom, Dante Livio Bianco, Franco Calamandrei, Alba de Céspedes, Franco Fortini, Ada Gobetti Marchesini Prospero, Nuto Revelli, Massimo Salvadori, and Giovanna Zangrandi. In a contribution previously published in this journal, Sergio Bozzola analysed the use of verb tenses and their stylistic meanings. This paper focuses now on the rhetoric and narrative structures of the diaries that transform them into authentic short stories.