2013: XV

Antroponomastica pitzorniana

Parole chiave

  • children’s literature,
  • naming strategies,
  • historical novels,
  • historical and literature names,


The article aims to show what are the process of naming in the system of Pitzorno’s characters, strongly modeled through onomastics. Names are opportunities for the identification of the characters; moreover they act as a reminder of the historical period, especially in historical novels. In the works dedicated to children the ways in which names are attributed are often prosaic or amusing. Pitzorno believes that children love to find peculiar and obsolete names in her books and she points out with satisfaction that they recognise themselves in her literary songs