2023: XXV

I nomi parlanti nel romanzo Il demone meschino di Fëdor Sologub

Giorgia Rimondi
Università per Stranieri di Siena

Pubblicato 2023-10-05

Parole chiave

  • Sologub,
  • Melky bes,
  • ‘speaking names’,
  • characteronyms


This study aims to demonstrate how the use of speaking names in F. Sologub’s novel The Petty Demon (1907) enhances the text by establishing meaningful semantic connections. Through the strategic application of onomastics, the author introduces new layers of meaning that enrich the overall significance of the work. Several notable examples will be presented to illustrate this point, including a speaking name in the literal sense (Varvara), a name with predictive qualities (Volodin), and a name linked to Russian folklore (the demon Nedotykomka).