2020: XXII

Nomi tra le carte: ancora sull’onomastica pavana di Giuliano Scabia

Laura Vallortigara
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

Pubblicato 2021-04-16

Parole chiave

  • Nane Oca,
  • Giuliano Scabia,
  • Ancient Pavano,
  • archive


The aim of this paper is to complete the analysis of the onomastic system in Giuliano Scabia’s four novels based on the character and the adventures of Nane Oca, focusing on documents found in the author’s archive. The onomastic practice of the author is deeply connected with his conception of language as a repository of stories: names are traces that refer to the childhood of the author and to the agricultural culture of the Veneto region, with its myths, its specific vocabulary, its characters. Particular attention is paid to those names which do not appear in the printed edition, but are well documented in the archive.