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The double within: Coexistent minds and the fantastic in Ugo Tarchetti

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This article examines four ‘fantastic’ stories by Ugo Tarchetti — ‘Riccardo Waitzen’ (1867), ‘Le leggende del castello nero’ (1867),‘Un osso di morto’ (1869), and ‘Uno spirito in un lampone’ (1869) — and argues for the presence of a double in terms of a coexistence of two minds in the same space, one invasive, the other an unwilling host. Not all instances of coexistent minds are the same, but all overpower and control their hosts to both farcical and deadly ends but also with moral, judicial...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Romance Studies More from this journal
Volume:
36
Issue:
4
Pages:
167-179
Publication date:
2019-01-17
Acceptance date:
2018-02-09
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EISSN:
1745-8153
ISSN:
0263-9904
Language:
English
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pubs:844932
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uuid:685f6a0d-a5f3-4788-8d64-aba73ad99d8e
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pubs:844932
Source identifiers:
844932
Deposit date:
2018-05-01

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