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A New Century of the Impossible: Giovanni Papini’s "Fantastico Interno"

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This article firstly investigates Papini’s claim to a new type of fantastic narrative, that of a “fantastico interno” of the mind, as distinct from and reversing a “fantastico esterno” that is characteristic of Edgar Allan Poe and the nineteenth century. Secondly, this article analyzes a small corpus of Papini’s texts in order to see how an “interno” fantastic works in practice. I argue that Papini’s “fantastico interno” does not have as strict a remit as first proposed, and that his model is...

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10.1353/mln.2017.0008

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
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Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Journal:
Modern Language Notes More from this journal
Volume:
132
Issue:
1
Pages:
163-181
Publication date:
2017-03-24
Acceptance date:
2016-11-28
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EISSN:
1080-6598
ISSN:
0026-7910
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pubs:666178
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uuid:0cf8d46e-ee99-47f9-8da7-ab8fc4a81aa2
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pubs:666178
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666178
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2016-12-16

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