The rhetoric on stage in Il fu Mattia Pascal. The essay proposes a reflection on some questions and aspects of thetoric in Il fu Mattia Pascal. Devices and figures of the discourse, in relation to an intense theoretical work, take on a specific stylistic function in Pirandello: they support doublings, inversions, suspensions, able to erode the mimetic paradigms. In the first chapters of the novel one can observe that the figure of the chiasm, with the interweaving of different formal pieces, is functional to an idea of flexible and open narration. The ‘wise form’, the novellistic dimension of the narrative, in antithesis to a linear ordering, the metonymic aspect of the detail, with which to weave analogies and fragmentations, cooperate in the construction of new styles.
|Numero di pagine||12|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2019|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Literature and Literary Theory