AL DI LÀ DELLA REALTÀ. PAOLA MASINO E LA MATERNITÀ IN “FIGLIO”

  • MILAGRO MARTÍN-CLAVIJO Universidad de Salamanca
Keywords: Paola Masino, Racconto grosso e altri, motherhood, fascism, becoming, shadow

Abstract

In the short story “Figlio” (Racconto grosso e altri, 1941), the Italian writer Paola Masino develops the theme of motherhood from a twofold approach: on the one hand, by referring to the hardship of abortion in the Fascist period and, on the other hand, by using strategies of the fantastic – such as the double, the shadow, and the mirror – to deal with the protagonist’s trauma of the abortion and the unborn child’s materialisation. The analysis draws upon psychological and psychoanalytic studies and the philosophical theory of becoming.

Published
2021-09-21
How to Cite
MARTÍN-CLAVIJO, M. (2021). AL DI LÀ DELLA REALTÀ. PAOLA MASINO E LA MATERNITÀ IN “FIGLIO”. Italian Studies in South Africa, 34(1), 100 - 128. Retrieved from https://italianstudiesinsa.org/index.php/issa/article/view/177