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The Great Bear Ginevra Bompiani

The Great Bear

Ginevra Bompiani

Published November 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780934977647
Paperback
88 pages
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Ginevra Bompianis fiction could be compared to certain figurations of Sleep. The landscape created by her prose recalls paintings in which peaceful figures sleep in a quiet wood, in a solitary house any place where the senses can dim and reasonsMoreGinevra Bompianis fiction could be compared to certain figurations of Sleep. The landscape created by her prose recalls paintings in which peaceful figures sleep in a quiet wood, in a solitary house — any place where the senses can dim and reasons guard is dropped. These are places where nothing seems to happen but which open onto a dreams thousand possibilities. It is precisely into that borderland — where reason dozes off and makes room for myths, fables, and dreams — that Ginevra Bompianis prose ventures. Bompiani has been compared to Calvino. Both share a style that combines philosophical intent with modes of fantasy, a “Mythical Realism” that uses fairy-tale and mythical tropes to express the discrepancies in everyday reality. Here the old gods of the sky can teach us how much our world is haunted by a total absence of spirit.