Trasformazioni retoriche nella novellistica del primo Quattrocento

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[automatically translated] Between the fifteenth and sixteenth century, the novel experiences many interesting changes in its structures and forms. The use of narrative subject in charge of the organization of the text, the different shape of the frame and the progressive autonomy of the stories, now independent of their container, cooperate to the evolution of the genre. A decisive moment in this process is made by Griselda Petrarch, which introduces a discontinuity with regard to structures and rhetorical than in the Decameron model: the idea of the complex system is changed and a growing number of strategies helps to express subjectivity. In addition, the style of the letters allows a fragmented and open narrative discourse.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)71-90
Number of pages20
Volumeanno I, n.2, 2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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