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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.

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    Abstract

    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'.

    Item Type: Article
    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
    Publisher: Maney Publishing
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 02639904
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    Depositing User: Institutional Repository
    Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2009 15:04
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:55
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1744

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