Intorno al nome camilleriano, tra motore e scioglimento dell'azione narrativa

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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.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)191-204
Number of pages14
VolumeIl Nome nel testo XV
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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