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The performative power of narrative in Goliarda Sapienza’s Lettera aperta, L’arte della gioia and Io, Jean Gabin

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This article investigates Goliarda Sapienza’s distinctive use of narrative as ‘performative’, focusing on narrative voice and structures in three works: Lettera aperta, L’arte della gioia and Io, Jean Gabin. Overall, my analysis postulates an evolution from a performative and deeply unstable narrating ‘I’ to a reinforced narrating voice and identity, that of an anarchist artist. In the analysis of narrative voice and structures, I refer to Adriana Cavarero’s notions of voice and narration and...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/00751634.2017.1287256

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUMS, Medieval & Modern Lang Fac
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Italian Studies Journal website
Volume:
72
Issue:
1
Pages:
72-88
Publication date:
2017-02-15
Acceptance date:
2016-11-16
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EISSN:
1748-6181
ISSN:
0075-1634
Pubs id:
pubs:664226
URN:
uri:13e454c8-a734-4822-980a-fa3cf3d20e86
UUID:
uuid:13e454c8-a734-4822-980a-fa3cf3d20e86
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pubs:664226
Paper number:
1

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