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Odeporica fantastica e lingue immaginarie

Su Viaggio in Drimonia di Lia Wainstein

Daniele Baglioni    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia     ORCID iD



Viaggio in Drimonia is a collection of fantastic tales by Lia Wainstein (1919-2001), a journalist and translator born to a Russian Jewish family in Finland, raised in Italy and educated in Switzerland. One of the main point of interests of Wainstein’s tales is the imitation of travel literature and the description of imaginary countries, populations, and languages. The invention of linguistic otherness is often a narrative expedient for the Soviet dissident Wainstein to express her ideas on language policy and the fragile relationship between semantics, pragmatics and communication in contemporary societies.

keywords: Lia Wainstein. Fantastic Literature. Imaginary Languages. Linguistics and Literature.

Language: it

Published: Dec. 6, 2019
permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-344-1/016

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