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Opportunismo biochimico: Zeno, l’orologio e il righello

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Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationItalo Svevo and his Legacy in the Third Millennium, 2 vols
EditorsG. Stellardi, E. Tandello
Place of PublicationLeicester UK
PublisherTroubador Publishing Leicester
Pages226-240
Number of pages15
VolumeI
ISBN (Print)9781783064236
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2014

Abstract

Opportunismo biochimico explores how Svevo undermines notions of measure and rule based on heart beat and metabolic function in order to maximise resistance and counter-measurement. Augusta’s placeholders theory, Zeno’s puzzling claim “Ma di Basedow vissi sol io!” and the scandalous “mors tua vita mea” resulting from the short story “Vino generoso” are part of the analysis, which is supplemented by Derrida’s theory of the prosthetic and Andy Clark’s work on embodiment, action and cognitive extension.

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