The feminine world, the world of words. The linguistic expression of the feminine
condition in Tutto su mia nonna by Silvia Ballestra.
The novel Tutto su mia nonna by Silvia Ballestra is the excellent example of language, writing
and sensibility straightforwardly feminine. The main characters of the narration that is the three
generations of woman, become the vivid and active subjects of the narration, who form the reality,
non only filtering the world which is being narrated in their personal emotional way, but also
structuring their world in relationship to the social existence as though their activity does not
refer only to their private and personal zone.
The definition of femininity passes through the language as it is not only the way to comunicate
but it assumes three different manners: conative, magical and sensual. The sensual and
tangible aspect values, by the use of marchigiano dialect, the material, concrete meaning that
refers to the body and its physical expression. The magical and commemorative function is
proper of the everyday language and it pushes the main character, the narrator to immerge in the
recollections of the past that is rituals and old habits of the family. The most important function
though is the conative one, which focuses on the interpersonal contact assuming the real communicative
function that brings the family together.In this way the language becomes a treasure,
a connection and a relationship.
As for the formal level of writing, the interlocutory discourse is maintained by the use of the
pronoun tu that refers to the reader who participates in the narration that touches more subjects in
the narrative passages and in those of the philosophical and the metanovelistic kind as well.