Il mondo rovesciato

Barolini, Teodolinda

Despite its title, this book does not belong to the tradition of such studies as James J. Wilhelm's The Cruelest Month or George Economou's The goddess Natura in Medieval Literature. That is, it provides no survey of the topos of the World Turned Upside Down (both Ernst Robert Curtius and the topos as such are mentioned only in passing, 74f.); rather, it is an au courant consideration of some genres which fall within the upside down domain: the Old French resverie, fatrasie, fatras, and-tangentially-the Italian frottola. "Il mondo rovesciato" is, then, not a theme to be pursued, but the author's emblem for specific poetic nonsense forms in which normal function are reversed and the world is plunged into primeval chaos.


  • thumnail for 1364828066968Ilmondorovesciato_1980.pdf 1364828066968Ilmondorovesciato_1980.pdf application/pdf 792 KB Download File

Also Published In

Romance Philology

More About This Work

Published Here
April 1, 2013