La ragione aperta. Guida (modesta) alle Città invisibili di Calvino

Authors

  • Biagio D'Angelo Universidad Católica Sedes Sapientiae Lima, Peru

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1556/Verb.8.2006.1.5

Keywords:

travel, comparative literature, reason, allegory, utopia

Abstract

In its allegorical travel through imaginary places, Calvino's Invisible Cities shows the oscillation between the limits and the opening of reason. Through the binomial "memory-desire," Marco Polo, the hero of this poetical Baedeker, insists on finding a place that responds to his longing for completeness. The pessimistic vision of certain cities is broken by an "open reason," which represents, for Calvino, the only possible "reading" of a dramatic travel through experience and existence.

Published

2006-06-01

How to Cite

D’Angelo, B. (2006). La ragione aperta. Guida (modesta) alle Città invisibili di Calvino. Verbum – Analecta Neolatina, 8(1), 69-86. https://doi.org/10.1556/Verb.8.2006.1.5

Issue

Section

Critica