Inside the labyrinth: the thematics of space in the fiction of Paola Capriolo
Ania, G 2000, 'Inside the labyrinth: the thematics of space in the fiction of Paola Capriolo' , Romance Studies, 18 (2) , pp. 157-171.
|PDF (Author version) |
Download (71kB) | Preview
In Capriolo's fiction we see, above all, the centrality of place in the minds and lives of her protagonists, often linked with the idea of the labyrinth: labyrinth as endless tortuous passageways, enclosed place, puzzle, quest. The stories, built around the obsessions of their protagonists, transcend normal temporal and spatial boundaries, and reflect the labyrinth in various forms: as a physical maze; as mirror reflections, sometimes infinitely receding; as a remote, closed-off place; and as a metaphor suggesting confusion of the mind or of ideas. As well as a considerable degree of overlap within these areas, there is a pervading, underlying sense of ambiguity, and the idea of permanence and of eternal 'being'.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Italian literature|
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures|
Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > DG Italy
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:||Romance Studies|
|Depositing User:||Institutional Repository|
|Date Deposited:||11 Feb 2009 15:04|
|Last Modified:||31 Oct 2012 10:29|
Document DownloadsMore statistics for this item...
Actions (login required)
|Edit record (repository staff only)|