Dalla Serata a Colono a Terremoto con madre e figlia: Elsa Morante e Fabrizia Ramondino

Translated title of the contribution: From An Evening at Colonus to Earthquake with Mother and Daughter: Elsa Morante and Fabrizia Ramondino

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Abstract

Starting from a stylistic and a potentially productive thematic microcorrespondences between Morante's La serata a Colono (1968) and Ramondino's Terremoto con madre e figlia (1993), the chapter sets out to assess whether there is a deep and systematic intertextual relationship between the two plays. This is done by comparing both with Sophocles' intertext Oedipus at Colonus (401 a.C.), a comparison which enables us to see the linguistic-stylistic and thematic correspondences and divergenices betwe
en the two plays. The chapter focuses on two areas:
1. Morante's use of Sophocles to denounce the loss of the moral and religious principles and to incite her readers to fight to reinstate them in the crucial late 1960s corresponds to Ramondino's sad reflection on the end of political commitment in the early 1980s.
2. Although Morante's play replaces Sophocles' father-son conflict with father-daughter love, it remains within Freudian paradigms. Ramondino's pièce inverts Oedipus at  Colonus, by putting the mother-daughter dyad at the centre of the play.

Original languageItalian
Title of host publication«Non sto quindi a Napoli sicura di casa». Identità, spazio e testualità in Fabrizia Ramondino (1936 2008)
EditorsAdalgisa Giorgio
Place of PublicationPerugia
PublisherMorlacchi University Press
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

Publication series

NameTesti e studi di letteratura italiana
PublisherMorlacchi
Volume8

Keywords

  • Fabrizia Ramondino
  • Elsa Morante
  • Sofloces

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    Giorgio, A. (2013). Dalla Serata a Colono a Terremoto con madre e figlia: Elsa Morante e Fabrizia Ramondino. In A. Giorgio (Ed.), «Non sto quindi a Napoli sicura di casa». Identità, spazio e testualità in Fabrizia Ramondino (1936 2008) (Testi e studi di letteratura italiana; Vol. 8). Morlacchi University Press.