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Digression

A Narrative Strategy in the Italian Novel

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Olivia Santovetti

Contents: Authors examined: Manzoni, Dossi, Pirandello, Gadda, Calvino – Laurence Sterne and the eighteenth-century tradition of humour – The tradition of the anti-novel – Self-reflexivity in the novel – The concept of plot from Aristotle to Ricoeur – Narrative devices in the novel – The practice of intertextuality – Reader and reader-response theory.