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2020 | 11.1 | 123-141
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A chi assomiglia Elena Ferrante? Un profilo stilometrico aggiornato

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Who Does Elena Ferrante Look Like? A Revised Stylometric Identikit
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Based on a corpus including 150 novels by 40 authors, a stylometric survey was conducted to assess which modern authors were similar to Elena Ferrante, the pen name used for eight novels, including "My Brilliant Friend" (Tuzzi & Cortelazzo 2018a and 2018b). The survey proved that Elena Ferrante’s writing style is remarkably different from that of the other main contemporary Italian novelists with the notable exception of Domenico Starnone. Follow-up studies (Cortelazzo, Mikros & Tuzzi 2018 and another under way) show that non-fiction works signed by Elena Ferrante may be attributed to different authors, i.e., Anita Raja, Starnone again, and a collective author including the staff of the E/O publishing house. This study complements the results obtained by previous research by assessing Elena Ferrante’s role in modern Italian fiction following the publication of her latest novel, "The Lying Life of Adults". In addition, the analysis of her similarities to Domenico Starnone was enhanced by means of a larger corpus of his novels, thus corroborating the outcome of previous research.
Sulla base di un corpus di 150 romanzi di 40 autori, abbiamo condotto un’indagine stilometrica, per valutare quali autori contemporanei risultassero più vicini a Elena Ferrante, pseudonimo con cui sono stati firmati otto romanzi, tra cui "l’Amica geniale" (Tuzzi & Cortelazzo 2018a e 2018b). L’indagine ha dimostrato che lo stile di scrittura di Elena Ferrante è notevolmente diverso da quello degli altri principali romanzieri italiani contemporanei, con la sola eccezione di Domenico Starnone. Studi successivi (Cortelazzo, Mikros & Tuzzi 2018 e in preparazione) hanno mostrato che, invece, le opere non letterarie firmate da Elena Ferrante possono essere attribuite ad autori diversi, tra i quali Anita Raja, di nuovo Starnone e autore collettivo costituito dallo staff della casa editrice E / O. Questo studio integra i risultati delle ricerche precedenti, aggiornando la collocazione di Elena Ferrante nel panorama contemporaneo, in seguito all’uscita del suo ultimo romanzo ("La vita bugiarda degli adulti") e affinando lo studio delle similarità con Domenico Starnone, utilizzando un corpus più ampio di opere di questo autore. Risultano rafforzati i risultati delle ricerche precedenti.
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123-141
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published
2020-07-31
received
2020-03-25
accepted
2020-06-15
Contributors
  • Università di Padova
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  • Università di Padova
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