Nomi e volti della paura nelle valli dell'Adda e della Mera
Aims and Scope
Linguistic interdiction, with its imposition of avoiding evocative words of fearful emotions, is the cause of the pulverization of lexicon. Tracing the multiplication of referents, the diverse sectors within which prohibitions of various nature have operated in the past (and often continue to operate) are identified, in most cases in an unsuspected manner: the religious senti-ments, the wonder and fear in front of immense atmospheric and geological phenomena, the mysterious behaviour of many insects and animals, the sudden and unexplainable emergence of pathological and sickly state of mind, sexuality, death.
- x, 592 pages
- Type of Publication:
- Academics (Romance Studies, Linguistics, Italian Studies, Dialectology, Ethnic Studies), Libraries, Institutes