Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Danubio. La biblioteca dell’inatteso
Authors: La Manna, Federica
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Federica La Manna, "Danubio. La biblioteca dell’inatteso" in: "2019 / 24 Prospero. Rivista di letterature e culture straniere", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, Trieste, 2019
Journal: Prospero. Rivista di letterature e culture straniere 
Danube is considered an emblematic text because it uses a geographical entity to unite cultures, historical moments, literary genres and identities in a single narrative. The text also represents a particular methodological approach to literary criticism. If the critic has traditionally placed himself in a detached and temporally distant position, Magris' approach is based on contemporaneity. As a contemporary of the authors he deals with, Magris manages to establish an empathetic and therefore emotional relationship with them, creating a form of direct and effective communication with the reader who can grasp the emblematic and timeless value of episodes, characters and texts, otherwise considered marginal. This approach fits in and anticipates the modern redefinition of literary theory which, by overcoming national literature, obliges readers to identify other organizational criteria, evoking, in this way, the concept of Weltliteratur, introduced by Goethe in the nineteenth century.
Type: Article
ISSN: 1123-2684
eISSN: 2283-6438
DOI: 10.13137/2283-6438/29435
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
Appears in Collections:2019 / 24 Prospero. Rivista di letterature e culture straniere

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
12_XXIV_2019_online.pdf258.44 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
Show full item record

CORE Recommender

Page view(s)

checked on Oct 1, 2022


checked on Oct 1, 2022

Google ScholarTM




This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons