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dc.contributor.authorMario, Materassi
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-01 00:00:00
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T15:30:13Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T15:30:13Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier341478
dc.identifierOCN: 808382366en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/34950
dc.description.abstractGo Southwest, Old Man, a sort of personal remake of 'Go West, Young Man', the founding episteme of the American nineteenth century, conciliates these two souls (well, not to be pretentious, let's simply say two sides) that have actually always lived in harmony. This is a book generated by a quarter of a century spent wandering around the canyons and deserts of Arizona, Colorado, Utah and, above all New Mexico, with a view to penetrating the by now universal legend of the West, approaching the cultures (English, Hispanic and native American), and mastering the literature. The slant is composite: melding the scholarly with the informative and the travel journal, and the writing is composite too, because the book speaks English and Italian. It talks about cinema (lots of John Ford) and about detective stories, the most popular genre here, about visual arts and Latino folklore, about the legend of the West, the so-called 'Soul of the Southwest', and the kitsch style of Santa Fe. And it talks about (and with) some of the greatest writers that the Southwest has spawned: Rudolfo Anaya, Stanley Crawford, John Nichols and Hillerman. So what we have is a first-hand experience of the Southwest; where the ego is not entrenched within a precise disciplinary role but opens up – and exposes itself – to the thrilling risk of the discovery that can renew it.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBiblioteca di Studi di Filologia Moderna
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::B Biography & True Stories::BM Memoirs
dc.subject.otherliterature
dc.subject.otherletteratura
dc.subject.otherstati uniti d'america
dc.subject.otherunited states of america
dc.subject.otherviaggio
dc.subject.otherjourney
dc.subject.otherMexico
dc.titleGo Southwest, Old Man
dc.typebook
oapen.abstract.otherlanguageGo Southwest, Old Man, sorta di remake personale di 'Go West, Young Man', l'episteme fondante dell'Ottocento americano, concilia queste due anime (parola grossa: diciamo, queste due facce) che poi hanno sempre vissuto bene insieme. È un libro che nasce da un quarto di secolo passato a girare per i canyon e i deserti di Arizona, Colorado, Utah, e soprattutto New Mexico: per entrare nella mitologia ormai universale del West, avvicinarmi a quelle culture (la anglo, l'ispanica, quelle nativo americane), e far propria quella letteratura. Il taglio è composito: accademico, divulgativo, da libro di viaggio; e composita la scrittura, perché il libro parla in inglese e in italiano. Parla di cinema (molto John Ford) e di giallistica, il genere qui più frequentato; di arti visive, di folklore latino, del mito del West, della cosiddetta 'Soul of the Southwest', del kitsch stile Santa Fe. E parla di (e con) alcuni dei maggiori scrittori del Southwest: Rudolfo Anaya, Stanley Crawford, John Nichols, Hillerman. Dunque un Southwest vissuto in prima persona: dove l'io non si trincera in un preciso ruolo disciplinare ma si apre – si espone – al rischio inebriante della scoperta che lo rinnova.
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_341478
oapen.relation.isPublishedBybf65d21a-78e5-4ba2-983a-dbfa90962870
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameFirenze University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://www.fupress.com/
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia page: Mexico - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico


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