Matteo Martelli

«Un remoto antenato di Candide». Sciascia, Giufà and Candide's statue

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Keywords: Italian literature, folktales, stupidity, Leonardo Sciascia, literary character.

The essay suggests an analysis of Leonardo Sciascia's writings about Giufà, the fool hero of Mediterranean and Sicilian folk tales. Particularly, Sciascia gives a rewriting of the Giufa's tale in which it is possible to read a different interpretation of the character. If Giufà is often considered like a mask of stupidity (I. Calvino), Leonardo Sciascia suggests a different view of this folkloristic hero in the way that he gives a chance of an unusual observation and investigation of reality. In this way Giufà will be a narrative pattern of another Sciascia's character, Candido Munafò (Candido ovvero un sogno fatto in Sicilia).

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