This essay focuses on two novels by Andrea Camilleri: La tripla vita di Michele Sparacino, inspired by the final pages of Luigi Pirandello’s I vecchi e i giovani, and La mossa del cavallo, which finds its roots in a passage of the historical essay Politica e mafia in Sicilia, by Leopoldo Franchetti. In the first novel the protagonist's name becomes the engine of a series of misunderstandings, which lead him to death; in the second, on the contrary, the protagonist saves his life from a political-mafia conspiracy set against him through the manipulation of names. In both cases the name acts as a trigger for the narrative action, and it allows it to arrive to its final solution.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||IL NOME NEL TESTO|
|Volume||Il Nome nel testo XV|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|