Viaggio in Barberia di Luciano Bianciardi
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Luciano Bianciardi visited Maghreb in 1968 and wrote about this experience in Viaggio in Barberia, published in 1969 by Editrice dell’Automobile. This trip offered him – a naturally sedentary writer – the opportunity to reflect theoretically on the possibilities and limits of travelling and of travel writing. By linking Viaggio in Barberia to other textual references from both Bianciardi and Enzo Melandri, this paper is going to propose a reading of the book which stresses its theoretical metaliterary force. In particular, Bianciardi’s reflections on analogy as the logical structure most frequently employed by travellers seem to open a fertile terrain for further exploration.
keywords: Analogy. Luciano Bianciardi. Travel writing. Understatement. Viaggio in Barberia.
Language: itPublished: Dec. 6, 2019