Bruno Falcetto

Adventures of vision. Space and reading effects in The Baron in the Trees

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The fascinating and questioning force of the "The Baron in the Trees" lies mostly in the ability shown by Calvino to create a work that enhances, on the level of an open and problematic argument, a series of structural and formal devices that convey an impression of space, suggesting a vision of human being and the world. The essay tries to inventory the effects of reading obtained on this terrain, focusing on the main figurative coordinates and perceptual keys that guide us in the narrative universe of the text. In the system of effects that give shape to the mental-sensitive experience of the reader, the register of the discontinuous has a prominent role: the irregular proceeding and the intermittence, the appearance and the disappearance. In this perspective it is also possible to give new meaning to the pattern of the plot.

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