La vita e le strane sorprendenti avventure di Arturo. Per un confronto con Robinson Crusoe

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he life and strange surprising adventures of Arturo. Cues for a comparison with Robinson Crusoe ·The article displays a comparative reading between L’isola di Arturo and Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, inspired by a statement made by Elsa Morante in a 1957 interview after the awarding of the ‘Strega’ prize.In the first place, the press coverage of the novel is studied with particular attention to confrontationswith Robinson. Secondly, I aim to trace the steps of the possibility that Morante actually took into account Defoe’s novel. Afterward, a short, comparative study concerning a possible impact of Robinson on Arturo is proposed. The confrontation goes through several issues: narrative patterns, similaritiesbetween Nunziata and Friday, relationship with the father and with money, the Bildungsroman, theeverlasting conflict between realism of the novel and the anti-realistic romance.
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)91-99
Numero di pagine9
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2020

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