Una performance alternativa del genere. Metamorfosi ed ermafroditismo in un racconto di Mario Soldati

Salvatore Ferlita


This article analyzes the most thorny and unpredictable story of Mario Soldati, Salmace, in the light of the performative dimension of the narrator. He is an ambiguous and elusive character who abandons himself to a lucid and at the same time disturbing confession, from which emerges the conviction that the genre is decided by the actions performed, by the rituality of the gestures. A new vision emerges, almost a re-foundation of the masculine and feminine, against the background of a soothing and crystalline writing, which conceals its own explosive charge.


Performance Studies; Mario Soldati; Salmace; Metamorphosis; Hermaphroditism

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.13129/2240-5380/11.2021.63-68


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