Title: Voci dal Settantasette. Orality and historical experience in Enrico Palandri's "Boccalone" and Pier Vittorio Tondelli's "Altri libertini"
Authors: Van den Bossche, Bart # ×
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Igitur - Utrecht Publishing & Archiving Services
Host Document: The Value of Literature in and after the Seventies. The Case of Italy and Portugal ("Italianistica Ultraiectina" 1) pages:430-444
Conference: The Value of Literature in and after the Seventies location:Utrecht date:11-13 March 2004
Abstract: Palandri's novel Boccalone and Pier Vittorio Tondelli's collection of short stories Altri libertini, have both been read as literary and sociological portraits of the generation involved in the settantasette movement. Even if it holds true that both books do refer to events and practices linked to the Movimento, this historical background is evoked through rather fragmented and vague hints, and is never incorporated into a clear-cut sociopolitical agenda. The reasons why precisely these works of fiction have been considered as incisive portraits of the settantasette generation may have to do with the relationship between narrative economy and historical experience in both texts. In particular in Boccalone, the intertwining of the personal and the political (elaborated through the political dimension of desire and the infernal mecanisms of paranoia) is not just decisive for the plot, but determines (and jeopardizes) the very act of story-telling and the very possibility of narrative discourse.
ISBN: 9789067010160
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Text and Interpretation, Leuven (-)
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