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This article has been published in: Ocula 27, Flux 2023

author: Stefano Traini (Facoltà di Scienze della Comunicazione, Università di Teramo (IT))

I semi di Pinocchio. Semiotic elements and mythical qualities of Collodi's puppet

language: italian

publication date: December 2023

abstract: If Emilio Garroni in his important study of 1975 (Pinocchio uno e bino) proposed considering Pinocchio as two novels in one, the first – called Pinocchio I – which goes from chapter I to chapter XV and ends with the hanging of the puppet, and the second, called Pinocchio II, which goes from chapter I to chapter XXXVI (i.e. the current novel), in this article I would like to take as the object of analysis only the novel The Adventures of Pinocchio, without particular segmentations and without considering privileged narrative cells, and describe the coexistence of two Pinocchios. These two Pinocchios are born and live together as if entangled in each other and are bearers of opposing values, so that in the text there is a continuous unresolved oscillation which constitutes that mythical form that Lévi-Strauss described in his anthropology studies of the myth. Starting from some indications from Paolo Fabbri, I will try to highlight, in a semiotic perspective, the mythical qualities of Pinocchio.

keywords: semiotica del testo, pinocchio, fiaba, mito, semiotics of the text, fairytale, myth,

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DOI: 10.57576/ocula2023-5

citation information: Stefano Traini, I semi di Pinocchio. Elementi semiotici e qualità mitiche del burattino di Collodi, "Ocula", vol.24, n.27, December 2023. DOI: 10.57576/ocula2023-5


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