Aracoeli di Elsa Morante
Tra fughe e ritorni, un viaggio alla ricerca di sé
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia
Submitted 24 Jul 2018
Accepted 06 Aug 2018
I propose a close reading of Elsa Morante’s latest book, Aracoeli, drawing upon three key literary devices: escapism, metamorphosis and paradox, which I use in relation to both the principal characters in the book, Aracoeli and her son Emanuele. Moreover, my reading will also bring to light the author’s personal experience and how it is relevant to the novel particularly in relation to the literary device of escapism.
Elsa Morante. Aracoeli. Motherhood. Escape. Journey.