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Aracoeli di Elsa Morante

Tra fughe e ritorni, un viaggio alla ricerca di sé


Silvia Camilotti    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia     ORCID iD


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.

Language: it

keywords: Elsa Morante. Aracoeli. Motherhood. Escape. Journey.

Submitted: July 24, 2018
Accepted: Aug. 6, 2018
Published: Nov. 6, 2018
permalink: doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-238-3/013

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