A Lapsus, My Little Readers: The Presence of Psychoanalysis in Giorgio Manganelli’s Pinocchio: Un libro parallelo

Alessandra Diazzi

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Abstract

This article demonstrates the considerable influence of both psychoanalysis and analytical psychology on Giorgio Manganelli’s rewriting of Carlo Collodi’s Le avventure di Pinocchio in his Pinocchio: Un libro parallelo (1977), an aspect of this text that scholarship has mostly overlooked. Here, I examine this book in relation to the contemporary debate around psychoanalysis and the legitimacy of its dissemination in Italian culture. Specifically, I argue that Manganelli’s ‘parallel Pinocchio’ can be interpreted as an oblique and ironic alternative to the polemical approach to psychoanalysis proposed by Sebastiano Timpanaro in Il lapsus freudiano (1974).
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Italianist
Early online date9 Apr 2019
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Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Pinocchio; psychoanalysis; analytical psychology; Giorgio Manganelli; Sebastiano Timpanaro; parapraxis

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