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Learning to read (in) the library of Paola Capriolo's 'Il doppio regno'

Ania, G 2004, 'Learning to read (in) the library of Paola Capriolo's 'Il doppio regno'' , Rassegna Europea di Letteratura Italiana, 24 , pp. 79-100.

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Abstract

Un salone lunghissimo le cui pareti erano interamente rivestite di librerie alte fino al soffitto. Alcuni fra i massimi capolavori custoditi nella biblioteca non sono altro che giganteschi palindromi di quattro o cinquecento pagine. Se il caso o il destino non mi avessero condotta qui, non avrei mai imparato a leggere. My reading of Capriolo’s second novel, Il doppio regno (1991), focuses on these three statements, which prompt the questions: what sort of library are we dealing with? What type of books does it contain? And what kind of reading takes place in it? Analysis of these statements in context, together with Capriolo’s obvious fascination with structure, patterns, and form, will lead on to a fuller examination of the motifs of reading, memory and assimilation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Italian literature
Themes: Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > DG Italy
Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Translating and Interpreting
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Rassegna Europea di Letteratura Italiana
Publisher: Franco Cesati Editore, Pisa
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 11225580
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Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2009 12:44
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:53
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1254

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