In its allegorical travel through imaginary places, Calvino's "Invisible Cities" shows the oscillation between the limits and the opening of reason. Through the binomial "memory-desire", Marco Polo, the hero of this poetical Baedeker, insists on finding a place that responds to his longing for completeness. The pessimistic vision of certain cities is broken by an "open reason", which represents, for Calvino, the only possible "reading" of a dramatic travel through experience and existence.
In this article, the author provides a panoramic view of Jorge Luis Borges' literary world, focusing especially on the figure of Fodor Dostoievski. As a starting point, an interview is considered. The main concern of the paper is an interpretation of Six problems for Don Isidro Parodi (aka Seis problemas para don Isidro Parodi), which Borges wrote under the pseudonym `Honorio Bustos Domecq', together with Adolfo Bioy Casares. The presence of Dostoievski is pointed out in these rather bizarre police novels.
Authors:Biagio D'Angelo, György Domokos, Éva Martonyi, Márton Náray-Szabó, and István Miskolczi
This part is a collection of short book reviews from the following authors: Paola Mildonian: Alterego. Racconti in forma di diario tra Otto e Novecento; Guido Cifoletti: Lingua franca barbaresca; Henry Bauchau: Une poétique de l'espérance; Franck Neveu: Dictionnaire des sciences du langage; Gérard Genette: Métalepse. De la figure à la fiction;