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L’autobiografia di Liberale Medici

Aspetti linguistici, espressioni idiomatiche e metafore

Sara Sorrentino    Università degli Studi di Genova, Italia    



This paper aims at providing a first research on the autobiography of the Venetian farmer Liberale Medici (1922-2016). The Medici’s work crossed the boundaries of private writing by winning the Premio Pieve in 1988, and, consequently, with its first publication, entitled Schola cantorum (Rome: Edizioni Live, 1989). Recently, it has been also comprehended in the anthology La vita è sogno (Milan: il Saggiatore, 2016). After highlighting the main linguistic features of this autobiography, the analysis focuses on its metaphorical devices, in order to survey its figurative language.

Keywords: Venetian dialect. Autobiography. Figurative language. Metaphor. Writings of the semi-literate.

Language: it

Submitted: Aug. 7, 2020   Accepted: Dec. 7, 2020   Published: April 21, 2021  

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/QV/1724-188X/2019/01/005

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