Antonio Tabucchi and the Visual Arts

Images, Visions, and Insights
by Michela Meschini
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Publisher: Peter Lang

Series: Transcultural Studies – Interdisciplinary Literature and Humanities for Sustainable Societies

Publication Date: December 10, 2018

ISBN: 9783631756386

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Visual images and imagery, optical metaphors and iconic quotations are common features in the literary work of Antonio Tabucchi, along with references to the world of painting, photography, and cinema. This book explores the «iconic temptation» of the Italian author, pointing out his visual strategies of representation and poetic thought. By focusing on the visual intertextuality of his fiction, it discusses questions of style and content whilst also emphasizing the role of images as a privileged means of narrative knowledge and philosophical insight. Drawing on the visual studies and on postmodernist theory and criticism, this study offers a comprehensive inquiry into the visual poetics of one of Europe’s most innovative writers.