L’autobiografia di Liberale Medici
Aspetti linguistici, espressioni idiomatiche e metafore
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: itSubmitted: Aug. 7, 2020