The essay focuses on the manuscripts of Elsa Morante (Rome, 1912-1985) and on her way of working. Firstly, an overview of the path that leads from first drafts to the published texts is presented; secondly, a taxonomy of rewritings and variants is proposed; finally, a few examples of her writing practices are given. Special attention is paid to her “modular” approach on writing, and namely to her habit of reusing materials (such as characters, episodes and scenes) taken from previous unfinished and unpublished drafts of novels.

La scrittura modulare di Elsa Morante

Monica Zanardo
2017

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The essay focuses on the manuscripts of Elsa Morante (Rome, 1912-1985) and on her way of working. Firstly, an overview of the path that leads from first drafts to the published texts is presented; secondly, a taxonomy of rewritings and variants is proposed; finally, a few examples of her writing practices are given. Special attention is paid to her “modular” approach on writing, and namely to her habit of reusing materials (such as characters, episodes and scenes) taken from previous unfinished and unpublished drafts of novels.
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