An occasional "incursion" into the territory of memory: Italo Calvino's entry into the war as a testimony to the trauma and growth


Bedin C.

CRITICA LETTERARIA, cilt.46, ss.781-801, 2018 (AHCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 46
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Dergi Adı: CRITICA LETTERARIA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.781-801

Özet

The article aims to define some characteristics of Calvino's autobiographical writing. The importance of historical events and of the related trauma is emphasized in the representation of the figure of the young Calvino, caught in the critical passage from adolescence to adulthood. It is possible to conclude that this thin book marks a moment of transition in Calvino's narrative that will ultimately result in the editorial project of the Italian Folktales.