Disrupted Narratives: Illness, Silence and Identity in Svevo, Pressburger and Morandini, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Disrupted Narratives

Illness, Silence and Identity in Svevo, Pressburger and Morandini, 1st Edition

By Emma Bond

Routledge

198 pages

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Description

This book examines Italo Svevo, Giorgio Pressburger and Giuliana Morandini, all make use of individual 'infected' or suppressed voices within their texts which unfold through illness, silence and identity to cast doubt on a more dominant narrative standpoint.

Table of Contents

When the lights of health go down': Narratives in Negative 1. On the Kristevan Semiotic: Language, Desire and Subjectivity 2. Hidden Voices: Revelatory Female Illness in Italo Svevo’s Senilità and La coscienza di Zeno 3. Intimacy in Illness and Silence: Giorgio Pressburger's 'La legge degli spazi bianchi' and 'Vera' 4. Street-haunting': Reclaiming the Semiotic in Giuliana Morandini's Caffè Specchi 5. Clues, Traces and Symptoms of the Intimate: Towards a 'Morellization' of the Ill Voice

Subject Categories

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
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LITERARY CRITICISM / General