L’importanza di “cominciare dal principio”. Palinsesti e palingenesi in The Carpathians di Janet Frame»

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The importance of "starting from the beginning". Palimpsests and palingenesis in The Carpathians by Janet Frame »

Clara Ranghetti

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Abstract

Whether explicitly mentioned or not, the Bible is obviously an hypotext par excellence for Janet Frame’s The Carpathians, in the sense intended by Gérard Genette in his 1982 structuralist study Palimpsestes, in particular if one considers Frame’s continued use of the The Book of Genesis, which explains the beginnings of many things. Thus this essay aims to devote substantial attention to identifying and clarifying biblical material and patterns in the novel, as it is surely through the sacred background-texts so constantly invoked by the author as well as the countless biblical echoes discovered by the reader time and again that Frame’s reworked story of Mattina Brecon can acquire additional value and prophetical insight.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The importance of "starting from the beginning". Palimpsests and palingenesis in The Carpathians by Janet Frame »
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)119-141
Number of pages23
JournalIL CONFRONTO LETTERARIO
VolumeAnno XXX
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Janet Frame, La leggenda del fiore della memoria, memoria, leggenda, Nuova Zelanda, Bibbia, Libro della Genesi, ipotesto, Gérard Genette, studi strutturalisti
  • Janet Frame, The Carpathians, memory, legend, New Zealand, Maori, Bible, Book of Genesis, hypotext, Gérard Genette, structuralist studies

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