‹‹Una scherma amorosa››: Bufalino e il lettore

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The essay investigates the ways in which Bufalino directs and remotely controls the process of reading his own works. By assigning an intriguing game of mirrors, refractions and mise en abyme, the author inserts allegorical episodes and apologues into the narration, that summarize in themselves the whole sense of the story and bring together figures of readers. The attention of the reader, put on alert by the spies disseminated in the text, is often conveyed on a trajectory in some ways 'obliged': moving from the clues predisposed with shrewdness by the narrator the interpretation is concentrated on certain significant nodes, setting aside the others, any possible hints.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationAutori, lettori e mercato nella modernità letteraria
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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