Narratives of murder and knowledge

Pellegrino Artusi and Dante Alighieri as sleuths

Mirna Cicioni

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Abstract

Using McHale's notions of "epistemological" and "ontological" dominants, this article analyzes three historical crime novels that have real historical characters as their protagonist: Marco Malvaldi's Odore di chiuso (2011), featuring Pellegrino Artusi as the detective, and Giulio Leoni's I delitti del mosaico (2004) and La crociata delle tenebre (2007), with Dante Alighieri as the sleuth. The article shows how the hybridization of crime fiction, history, and biography may be a fertile ground for the representation of the different ways of "knowing" in their respective historical periods and the construction of a dialogue between past and present constructed around depictions of social and political diversity, language issues, and ideas of "Italy.".

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-71
Number of pages17
JournalQuaderni D Italianistica
Volume37
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Cite this

@article{40f165833ff54ba1828b18a8d9836dd7,
title = "Narratives of murder and knowledge: Pellegrino Artusi and Dante Alighieri as sleuths",
abstract = "Using McHale's notions of {"}epistemological{"} and {"}ontological{"} dominants, this article analyzes three historical crime novels that have real historical characters as their protagonist: Marco Malvaldi's Odore di chiuso (2011), featuring Pellegrino Artusi as the detective, and Giulio Leoni's I delitti del mosaico (2004) and La crociata delle tenebre (2007), with Dante Alighieri as the sleuth. The article shows how the hybridization of crime fiction, history, and biography may be a fertile ground for the representation of the different ways of {"}knowing{"} in their respective historical periods and the construction of a dialogue between past and present constructed around depictions of social and political diversity, language issues, and ideas of {"}Italy.{"}.",
author = "Mirna Cicioni",
year = "2016",
language = "English",
volume = "37",
pages = "55--71",
journal = "Quaderni D Italianistica",
issn = "0226-8043",
number = "1",

}

Narratives of murder and knowledge : Pellegrino Artusi and Dante Alighieri as sleuths. / Cicioni, Mirna.

In: Quaderni D Italianistica, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2016, p. 55-71.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Narratives of murder and knowledge

T2 - Pellegrino Artusi and Dante Alighieri as sleuths

AU - Cicioni, Mirna

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - Using McHale's notions of "epistemological" and "ontological" dominants, this article analyzes three historical crime novels that have real historical characters as their protagonist: Marco Malvaldi's Odore di chiuso (2011), featuring Pellegrino Artusi as the detective, and Giulio Leoni's I delitti del mosaico (2004) and La crociata delle tenebre (2007), with Dante Alighieri as the sleuth. The article shows how the hybridization of crime fiction, history, and biography may be a fertile ground for the representation of the different ways of "knowing" in their respective historical periods and the construction of a dialogue between past and present constructed around depictions of social and political diversity, language issues, and ideas of "Italy.".

AB - Using McHale's notions of "epistemological" and "ontological" dominants, this article analyzes three historical crime novels that have real historical characters as their protagonist: Marco Malvaldi's Odore di chiuso (2011), featuring Pellegrino Artusi as the detective, and Giulio Leoni's I delitti del mosaico (2004) and La crociata delle tenebre (2007), with Dante Alighieri as the sleuth. The article shows how the hybridization of crime fiction, history, and biography may be a fertile ground for the representation of the different ways of "knowing" in their respective historical periods and the construction of a dialogue between past and present constructed around depictions of social and political diversity, language issues, and ideas of "Italy.".

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85026856534&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Review Article

VL - 37

SP - 55

EP - 71

JO - Quaderni D Italianistica

JF - Quaderni D Italianistica

SN - 0226-8043

IS - 1

ER -