The current issue of “Prospero” offers a selection of works aimed at the exploration of the open wounds of the global body of modernity. The crucial aspect of the collection is the attempt to reflect, if possible, on the complexity of memory, of trauma, oblivion and forgiveness – or of the challenge experienced by those who do not want to, are not able to, or cannot (yet?) forgive. The issue is divided into three sections: “Coming to Terms with the Past(s)”, which proposes a perspective on traumas and past crimes, elaborated or still to be elaborated; “Voices from Beyond”, which concentrates on “memory ghosts”, on a phantasmagorical memory made of forgetfulness, voids and unheard voices; and “Restless Faultlines”, which gathers essays on the “extreme contemporary”.
Prospero. Rivista di letterature e culture straniere
EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Marilena Parlati, "Adagio", in: "Prospero. Rivista di letterature e culture straniere 20 - Memoria senza perdono. Dinamiche, retoriche e paradossi nelle rappresentazioni letterarie del trauma", a cura di Marilena Parlati, Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2015, pp. 7-16