Dentro il labirinto – A Camilleri. Elisa Zacco. Uploaded by. Elisa Zacco. This document is currently being converted. Please check back in a few minutes. Four reprinted essays and a crime story by Andrea Camilleri cast light on Andrea Camilleri, Dentro il labirinto, Skira, Milan, , pp. “Dentro il labirinto” by Andrea Camilleri. A review by Alessandra Bertini.
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Returning to Camilleri, his work remains entirely within the boundaries of the invented story. China Germany India Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Sri Lanka Korea icon-camera close icon-comments icon-down-sm icon-download icon-facebook icon-heart icon-heart icon–mobile-logo icon-next-sm icon-next icon-pinterest icon-play icon-plus icon-prev-sm icon-prev Search icon-twitter icon-views icon-instagram.
Camilleri’s story is thrilling because it is not built on facts drawn from glossy magazines, but rather on academic readings pondered with a detective’s mind.
He thus multiplies the approach of the circumstantial paradigm with a nouveau-roman style, arriving at a strange and innovative historical-narrative essay. Such a title speaks volumes and the whole process gels into an overall strategy, aimed partly at rediscovering the role that the Neapolitan critic played in the construction of a historiography and an original and unique criticism for European architectural culture.
This genre has dominated the last two decades of Italian literatureand Camilleri, with his Inspector Montalbanohas been its best-known voice. Nor did he labirihto Le Corbusier: Architecture and crime stories Four reprinted essays and a crime story by Andrea Camilleri cast light on the remarkable figure of Edoardo Persico, showing that literature can also be morally stimulated by architecture.
A Lifein an attempt to extend the practice of bad biographies to the field of the archistar. Andrea Camilleri, Dentro il labirintoSkiraMilan,pp. Edoardo Persico, Profezia dell’architetturaSkira, Milan,64 pp. His sordid and mysterious death could quite easily be taken as the riddle of all European history, architectural history included — rentro riddle that goes beyond the list of clues to convey all the compromises between intellect and power of the 20th century.
He sees Persico as a sad, cheap loser of a human being, found dead in the toilet of his home, after having been there for some days.
These examples are often described as investigative literature although they should more rightly be linked to the popular phenomenon of architecture in fiction, to be investigated in the New Journalism style mastered by Tom Wolfe an unabridged Italian translation of his The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine- Flake Streamline Baby was recently proposed, which at last also contains the crucial article on Las Vegas that is behind all the variations of Learning from…. There’s nothing new about a writer being drawn to Edoardo Persico.
Raising its head at the opposite end of this field is the front of the provocative “against architecture” pamphlets to quote Franco La Cecla’s successful text, recently translated into Japanese that filled bookshops in the same period. Camilleri does not put Persico in bed with Josephine Baker on an ocean liner sailing for the Southern Seas.
Elio Vittorini and Leonardo Sciascia, for example, had already focused on him, as stated in the bibliography of Andrea Camilleri’s latest book. If we still had any doubts, the publisher comes to our aid: Persico started out as a writer before becoming a publisher, journalist, gallery owner and, finally, an architect, dentr Camilleri’s interest in him remains within the confines of crime fiction.
Detective novels have always had a fascination with the world of urban design and architecture, and together with similar genres that have also shared this interest, they have helped to create a vast field that has turned judicial investigation into a stylistic tool with which to interpret and narrate crucial and unresolved episodes of recent history.
Indeed, the presence of a bibliography coupled with the artistic vocation of the book’s publisher, Skira, would suggest how much Camilleri loved playing the historian, whatever he may have said.