A Self-Reflexive Verista
Metareference and Autofiction in Luigi Capuana’s Narrativelock_openopen access checkpeer reviewed
With a Preface by Edwige Comoy Fusaro, this volume is one of few monographs on Italian post-Risorgimento author Luigi Capuana, and the first one written in English in more than forty years. Narratology and critical theory are combined with more ‘traditional’, historical-philological criticism to offer a radical rereading of the author’s narrative. Central to this study is the seemingly counter-intuitive notion of artistic self-reflexivity, which represents an innovative take on an author like Capuana, who has long been ‘canonised’ as a verista.
Keywords: Luigi Capuana. Post-Unification Italy. Fin de siècle. Rereading the canon. Gender and narrative.Submitted: Sept. 27, 2019
Language: enISBN (print): 978-88-6969-399-1