LIVING AND GROWING UP IN ORDER TO ACQUIRE SELF-AWARENESS. IL BACIO DEL PANE BY CARMINE ABATE
the article, while focusing on the protagonist-narrator, demonstrates the structures that are typical of the novel of education and consequently points to the genre of the newest work by Carmine Abate, entitled Il Bacio del Pane. Over the course of one summer, Francesco—mostly because of his having met Lorenzo, the main witness in a mob trial who was forced to hide in the ruins of the old mill, near Spillace—turns from a careless teenager into a youth who becomes dramatically aware of such serious problems running in his community as the existence and operation of organised criminal groups. What is presented, then, are the psychological processes that take place in the internal world of the main character, who can also correctly describe the state he finds himself in. the analysis is carried out in relation to different theories (Bachelard, Freud, Jung).