The figure of trickster is well known to all folklore traditions round the world, even among Romani speaking groups as beng (devil) like in the Mediterranean and Balkan context. But the focus of the article concerns the transformation of Roma and other Gypsies themselves into tricksters, which can be shown in three examples: 1) Gypsies in the literature of the Italian Renaissance, 2) Gypsies in the Rumanian Ţsiganiada of the early 19th century and 3) the Gypsy cliché in the ethnography of the 20th century, which comes near to the bricoleur of Lévi-Strauss or to an indefinable entity comparable with the irrational numbers in mathematics.
|Titolo:||Horror Infiniti. Les Tsiganes comme tricksters d'Europe|
|Autori interni:||PIASERE, Leonardo|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 Articolo in Rivista|