Scrittura come visione



Abstrakt

At the beginning of a creative process, a literary text needs always to pass the step that ancient writers called ‘inventio’. In the ‘inventio’, of course, human mind looks more for visual images than for abstract ideas. Fantasy and imagination, by this way, are non very far from the world of dreams, made basically by images and sensations. During this first step, some writers can use words and language just to ‘describe’ images and visions. Among modern italian witers, we could assume the important witness of Italo Calvino, in Lezioni americane. But other interesting examples are to be found also in texts by Iacopone da Todi, Dante, Petrarca, Leonardo da Vinci and Dino Campana. What is important (Calvino says in Lezioni americane), it is to continue to recognize to the literature a significant role in the education of imagination. Imagination is foundation to thinking, and could be menaced today by modern media-society.


Key words: Italo Calvino, literature, fantasy, imagination.


ARNHEIM, Rudolf, 1969 : Visual Thinking. Berkeley—Los Angeles, University of California Press.

BACHELARD, Gaston, 1943 : L’air et les songes : essai sur l’imagination du mouvement. Paris, José Corti.

BALTRUŠAITIS, Jurgis, 1973 : Il Medioevo fantastico. Antichità ed esotismi nell’arte gotica. Milano, Adelphi.

BLANCHOT, Maurice, 1955 : L’espace littéraire. Paris, Gallimard.

BOLZONI, Lina, 1995 : La stanza della memoria. Torino, Einaudi.

BOLZONI, Lina, 2002 : La rete delle immagini. Torino, Einaudi.

CALVINO, Italo, 1995 : “Lezioni americane”. In : IDEM : Saggi. A cura di M. BARENGHI. Milano, Mondadori.

CAPRETTINI, Gian Paolo, 1979 : “Immagine”. In : Enciclopedia Einaudi. Vol. 7. Torino, Einaudi.

DELEUZE, Gilles, 1983 : L’image-mouvement. Cinéma 1. Paris, Les éditions de Minuit (coll. « Critique »).

DOUGLAS, Hofstadter, 1984 : Gödel, Escher, Bach. Milano, Adelphi.

FRYE, Northrop, 1957 : Anatomy of Criticism. Four Essays. Princeton, Princeton University Press.

ISER, Wolfgang, 1993 : Das Fiktive und das Imaginäre. Perspektive literarischer Anthropologie. Frankfurt, Suhrkamp.

LOJKINE, Stephane, dir., 2001 : L’Ecran de la représentation. Paris, L’Harmattan.

RIFFATERRE, Michael, 1979 : La production du texte. Paris, Seuil.

SEGRE, Cesare, 1979 : Finzione. In : Enciclopedia Einaudi. Vol. 6. Torino, Einaudi.

STAROBINSKI, Jean, 1970 : La relation critique. Paris, Gallimard.

VECCE, Carlo, 1996 : “Dante e il gioco della sestina”. In : Enigmatica. Per una poietica ludica. A cura di R. ARAGONA. Napoli, Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane.

VECCE, Carlo, 1999 : “La « lunga pictura »: visione e rappresentazione nei « Trionfi »”. In : I Triumphi di Francesco Petrarca. A cura di C. BERRA. Milano, Cisalpino — Istituto Editoriale Universitario.

VECCE, Carlo, 2001 : Scritture. Per un manuale di comunicazione. Napoli, Dario Morano.

VECCE, Carlo, 2003 : “« O divino primitivo ». Leonardo in Campana”. In : O poesia tu più non tornerai. Campana moderno. A cura di M. VERDENELLI. Macerata, Quodlibet.

VECCE, Carlo, 2003 : “Word and image in Leonardo’s writings”. In : Leonardo da Vinci Master Draftsman. Edited by C. BAMBACH. New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Haven and London, Yale University Press.


Vecce, C. (1). Scrittura come visione. Romanica Silesiana, 3(1). Pobrano z https://www.journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/RS/article/view/5677

Carlo Vecce  cvecce@unior.it
Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale