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Title: The Women Characters of Carlo Emilio Gadda
Authors: Baker, Margaret Anne
Keywords: Italian literature
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: Berg
Citation: Baker, M 1993. The Women Characters of Carlo Emilio Gadda. In M. Cicioni & N. Prunster (eds). 'Visions and Revisions. Women in Italian Culture', Berg: Providence, 53-69.
Abstract: Like his predecessors in Naturalism, Carlo Emilio Gadda (1893-1973) has given us women characters of remarkable vitality. By the time of his first recorded writing, during World War I, the earlier representation of female characters had changed, allowing for the inclusion of qualities verging on the irregular and the bizarre. This characteristic is a feature of many of Gadda’s women characters who display an astonishing range of physical defects. Whatever their station or narrative function, his description of them often contains elements of distortion, although this rarely has the effect of individualising them. It will be argued that the presence of such women characters in Gadda’s work has a precise function in his representation of the world.
Description: Margaret Baker, Fosca, Giacinta Marulli, Elena Dorello, women characters, distortion, bizarre, grotesque, imagery, deformity, abnormality, Rabelais, Novella seconda, Notte di luna, Dirce, La sposa in campagna, Zamira, Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana, That Awful Mess, Accoppiamenti giudiziosi, La domenica, Batraci, Donna Giulia de' Marpioni, Prima divisione nella notte, L'Adalgisa, La cognizione del dolore, Gonzalo, Peppa, Acquainted with Grief, Il seccatore, Lombard, middle class, La Madonna dei filosofi, L'Editore chiede venia del recupero chiamando in causa l' Autore, Donna Carla, Gaetano Negri, Commissario Ingravallo, Signora Menegazzi, Maria Ripamonti, Racconto italiano di ignoto del novecento, stereotype, abstraction, plurality, universality, Le meraviglie d’Italia
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/549
ISBN: 0 958 5962 3 9
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