Storytelling appears to have become a fundamental element in the personal and psychological growth of Italian American women writers for it has the power to enrich one's innermost being with the wisdom, the faith, and the tales their foremothers passed dawn to them. As Will Eisner states: "Storytelling lies deep in the social behaviour of human groups: ancient and modern. Stories are used to teach behaviour within the community, to discuss morals and values, or to satisfy curiosity". As such, it is a true and constant practice in the culture of Italian American women writes as well, and, in many of their works, it even serves as a healing and curative power.

The Wisdom of the heart: "These fragments have I stored..." (T. S. Eliot,The wasteland) - The power of storytelling in the growth of Italian-American women writers / Mulas, Francesco Gesuino. - In: ANNALI DELLA FACOLTA' DI LINGUE E LETTERATURE STRANIERE DELL'UNIVERSITA' DI SASSARI. - ISSN 1828-5384. - 4:2004 pubbl. 2007(2007), pp. 95-108.

The Wisdom of the heart: "These fragments have I stored..." (T. S. Eliot,The wasteland) - The power of storytelling in the growth of Italian-American women writers

Mulas, Francesco Gesuino;Malva, Maria Paola
2007

Abstract

Storytelling appears to have become a fundamental element in the personal and psychological growth of Italian American women writers for it has the power to enrich one's innermost being with the wisdom, the faith, and the tales their foremothers passed dawn to them. As Will Eisner states: "Storytelling lies deep in the social behaviour of human groups: ancient and modern. Stories are used to teach behaviour within the community, to discuss morals and values, or to satisfy curiosity". As such, it is a true and constant practice in the culture of Italian American women writes as well, and, in many of their works, it even serves as a healing and curative power.
The Wisdom of the heart: "These fragments have I stored..." (T. S. Eliot,The wasteland) - The power of storytelling in the growth of Italian-American women writers / Mulas, Francesco Gesuino. - In: ANNALI DELLA FACOLTA' DI LINGUE E LETTERATURE STRANIERE DELL'UNIVERSITA' DI SASSARI. - ISSN 1828-5384. - 4:2004 pubbl. 2007(2007), pp. 95-108.
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