Vol. 9 (2020)
CONDIZIONI DI POSSIBILITÀ – Letteratura e cultura visuale, a cura di F. Fastelli

Fotografia e straniamento: i romanzi storici di Filippo Tuena

Published December 31, 2020

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to investigate themes and forms of memory in two historical novels by Filippo Tuena: Ultimo parallelo and Le variazioni Reinach. I will focus on the close relationship between photography, historical memory and personal memory, analysing the rhetoric of the dialogue between text and image. In this way I will try to show that in Tuena’s historical novel, photography is not only a document, but it problematizes the concept of memory and operates as an estranging element within the texts.

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