The daughter's body in Morante's 'Menzogna e sortilegio' and Di Lascia's 'Passaggio in ombra'

P Sambuco

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Abstract

The interest in the comparison between Morante's Menzogna e sortilegio and Di Lascia's Passaggio in ombra is justified by the many similarities evident in particular in the characterization of the daughter-narrators. This analysis focuses on the two daughter-narrators and takes into consideration the function that the body and the concepts of beauty and desire assume in their narration. Use is made of post-Lacanian theories, in order to highlight how the mind/body split of patriarchal tradition, apparent in Menzogna e sortilegio leaves space to more possibilities for a corporeal subjectivity in Passaggio in ombra. Italian feminist philosophy is also drawn upon in the analysis of the body and of desire.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-118
Number of pages19
JournalForum Italicum
Volume39
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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