The South Tyrol’s peculiarities in contemporary italian literature: the case of Eva dorme by Francesca Melandri

Giulia Kamińska Di Giannantonio

(Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach)
E-mail: giulia.kaminska[at]
ORCID: 0000-0002-9651-8351
DOI: 10.31261/FLPI.2019.01.09
„Fabrica Litterarum Polono-Italica” 2019, nr 1, s. 187-205

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The article deals with the subject of the South Tyrol’s peculiarities in Francesca Melandri’s debut novel Eva dorme (Eve sleeps, 2011). The author presents the most important characteristics of the region – the multilingualism of province, lack of understanding between the different ethnic groups, relationships with newcomers, reciprocal stereotypes and the legal separation of italian- and german-speaking groups. The novel is an interesting and original position on italian publishing market (due to a subject of novel) but it represents a conservative attempt to the problem of local identity and didactics aspiration to approach a less well-known part of country to the italian reader.