2016: XVIII

Dell’inadeguatezza del nome letterario. Nomi-fantasma, bloopers e altri ‘errori’ onomastico-letterari

Parole chiave

  • inadequacy,
  • ghost names,
  • anachronisms,
  • bloopers.


This paper analyzes the notion of inadequacy in literary onomastics: ghost names, anachronisms and geographical inconsistencies, unintentionally ridiculous names, and so on. Summarizing: a name is inadequate if it does not hit the functional target for which it was created by the author. However, the notion of inadequacy is relative: it depends on historical ages and literary context.