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This article may be used for research, teaching, and private study purposes. Any substantial or systematic reproduction, redistribution, reselling, loan, sub-licensing, systematic supply, or distribution in any form to anyone is expressly forbidden. Roberto Saviano; narrative theory; author-brand; Gomorra The circulation of every literary text is enveloped in a story of how that text came into being at a particular time and place, and of what reactions it sparked.

The protagonist of that story is generally the author of the text in question, and the story can be as gripping, entertaining and absorbing as fiction.

Often, such a story develops in the context of a national culture and is immersed in its discourses. After the publication in of Gomorra: Gomorra is a non-fiction novel based on a first- person account of life in areas of the region where crime exercises significant influence on social life. After the death threats, Saviano gained international visibility and the book became a global bestseller: Changes in the meaning assigned to the authorial name in the target culture inevitably occurred in the process of intercultural transfer.

Bassi warwick. To reflect on the political import of the stories that have been told about this Italian author in the British reception space, I have chosen to adopt the methodological tools of socio-narrative theory.

Since the publication of Translation and Conflict: Narrative theory enables us to look at translation as a social activity that tells an already told story in a different context. A narrative is a story that can have as its protagonist a single individual; Downloaded by [University of Warwick] at Smaller and larger narratives alike draw meaning from how they are organized in terms of causality, temporal and spatial order and from their relationship to other narratives Marketing stories: Gomorra came out in May for leading publisher Mondadori and by June it had topped the bestseller list in Italy.

Since then, as a cultural product, Gomorra has moved beyond the confines of the book, to become a multifaceted entertainment experience: In Italy, the book and its author have also inspired a number of pop songs Cavaliere , 2 and have become highly visible in the press. Saviano has been turned into a cultural icon with multiple refractions. His status as a literary celebrity can only be understood if recent organizational transforma- tions in the book markets and their impact on the marketing of literature are taken into consideration.

From the s onwards, publishing houses have been incorpo- rated into large multimedia corporate conglomerates Hesmondhalgh and this change has fundamentally altered the approach of the book industry to marketing Squires An author-brand is often made up of a story of what the author is like as a person, how she or he came to write that particular book and what significance the publication of the book had in her or his life.

The effectiveness with which a book is marketed may largely depend on the story that is being told about the book and its author. If that story appeals to current tastes, even an unknown and translated author can reach bestselling status, in spite of the well-documented resistance to translation in the Anglo-American book markets Kershaw , Narrative Downloaded by [University of Warwick] at At a basic level, a story is a series of events that make sense because of the way they are causally linked with one another.

Alongside causality, time and space are the two fundamental vectors around which a story is organized. The narratives in which the individual writer is embedded are public narratives: An example of a meta-narrative is the narrative of the Cold War.

Literature can also, of course, participate in and draw from the process that transforms a public narrative into a meta-narrative. As we will see in this discussion, in marketing translated fiction in particular, making reference to a meta-narrative rather than a narrower public narrative helps in the attempt to introduce a translated text to the global literary market.

As a frame, the brand prepares the ground for a particular moral and emotional response. In narrative terms, formulas such as these can be seen as an instance of framing by labelling. The making of an author-brand: In the year following its publication, Naples, where the novel is partly set, featured regularly in the national and international news.

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A rubbish crisis had started in The involvement of the Camorra in the disposal business had been posited by the news media as crucial to the unfolding of the rubbish crisis. Translation Studies 5 The novel promised an opportunity to delve further into an issue, presented as a national emergency, that was dominating the national news media. As we saw in the previous section, temporality is of great importance in narration. Roberto Saviano, the young intellectual whose field of expertise is the Camorra, gains visibility in the media at a time when the rubbish crisis reaches its climax.

The two narratives, of Saviano as an author and of the rubbish crisis, become entwined. As a result, in Italy an author-brand forms that sees Saviano as an author whose contribution is to make sense of pressing national problems. Moreover, given that the media had constructed Naples as a city thrown into chaos by a combination of strikes and the rule of organized crime see e.

Bolzoni , Downloaded by [University of Warwick] at At several points in the book, the narrator departs from the description of a landscape or a childhood memory, and turns to long theoretical discussions of how the Camorra and their business activities are organized within the wider mechanisms of capitalism. They not only deal in drugs and arms, but their businesses legally sell a range of consumer goods and services from China to the USA 51— The book does not suggest that organized crime has infiltrated the legal economy from the outside; rather, capitalism needs criminal enterprise to function.

Gomorra narrates crime as an economic problem rather than as the problem of public order or social problem it is more commonly understood to be. It situates the origin of the Camorra in temporal terms it comes out of a particular stage of capitalist development to contest a common spatial narrative it originates from the south of Italy. In so doing, Saviano also refers to and contests the meta-narrative of globalization, by seeing it as driven by criminal forces rather than economic progress.

Narrating the Camorra and representing its many locales through literature serves to make political and historical sense of the urban wastelands outside Naples and the building sites in Northern Italy Saviano , — ; the temping agencies run by organized crime in Scotland — ; the designer shops in Los Angeles; the Hollywood-inspired villas of the Camorra bosses — ; the Chinese sweatshops in inner city Naples 26— These claims are not in themselves novel; they are in line with much scholarship in the social sciences which claims that globalization has a natural tendency to erode rules and regulations Ruggiero ; De Maillard ; Ciappi The following day, the Italian press reported that local Camorra bosses had reacted furiously and had threatened to kill Saviano, who had been granted twenty-four-hour police protection Del Porto Thanks to this incident, even before the book was Downloaded by [University of Warwick] at In Italy, Saviano had by now become a contemporary hero, a symbol of the fight against organized crime Janeczek His participation in the Casal di Principe event, which bore more resemblance to a political rally than to a literary event, began to modify his developing author-brand: A few weeks after the event in Casal di Principe, on 12 October, the news programme TG1 broadcast a message from Umberto Eco urging the state to offer Saviano protection Cavaliere , 2.

In this message, Eco compared Saviano to judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, both killed by the Mafia in in Palermo, and since constructed in the Italian collective imagination as anti-Mafia heroes.

More importantly, perhaps, these comparisons placed his personal story within the public narrative of the national struggle against organized crime. Stringing a set of public figures of the past together and comparing them to a present-day one makes use of the narrative resource of historicity.

Eco implicitly made the case for a coherent timeline of the fight of Italian civil society and the democratic state against the control that organized crime exercises over Italian society, to be placed in the larger context of Italian post-war history.

Locating Saviano at the most recent end of this imagined timeline, then, endows him with importance and presents his story as the most recent chapter of a public narrative of a national struggle. The book came out in English in October , in a translation by Virginia Jewiss for the American market, under the title Gomorrah: The main purpose of a book cover is, of course, to sell the book. Because of the importance of impulse download for the consumer book market, it is paramount for the title to communicate one straightforward message quickly and unambiguously Clark and Phillips , The review ended: As we have seen, Downloaded by [University of Warwick] at Soon, however, media attention was drawn to further events in such a way as to provide a new translation of the author- brand into a narrative with a distinctively global appeal.

The newspaper concluded that Saviano would be forced to go underground Carotenuto and Sannino In the days following the news of the intended bomb attack, an open letter was published, signed by six Nobel Prize winners expressing solidarity with the Italian writer. The letter signalled a significant shift in the narrative constituting the translated author-brand: Associating Saviano with Rushdie was an effective marketing strategy because it would reassure readers of the quality of the new author-brand by linking it to an existing well-known and therefore trustworthy author-brand.

The two writers were frequently linked. Comparing Saviano to Rushdie serves to foreground the fact that Saviano was forced to go underground Downloaded by [University of Warwick] at Different parties narrate this sequence of events in competing ways; even when they might agree about the single events that constitute it, they causally emplot the story differently depending on their narrative location Baker , Which abstract concepts are mobilized, and their political significance, will depend on how the proponents of the story causally emplot it.

The narrative of the events surrounding Rushdie that appeared in the British mainstream media in and was a riveting story in which events unfolded rapidly and dramatically. Two opponents faced each other: In this narrative, the chain reaction started in India where 10 days before the publication of The Satanic Verses on 26 September , member of the Indian Parliament Syed Shahabuddin asked for the book to be banned in India and launched a campaign against it Blake , 6.

From then on, Salman Rushdie was forced into hiding. The opposition between the West and Islam is underpinned by the notion of culture as a non-negotiable given Baker , In this narrative, culture is a set of practices rooted not in history and economic conditions, but rather in an essential, immutable difference between peoples.

Its structuring elements were offered as interpretative categories to configure and explain another contemporary story of censorship. During the twenty-four years of its circulation, this narrative has been rewritten — by Rushdie himself, journalists, scholars and readers — and adapted to match other narratives that have surfaced later. The column summarized the stories of four other writers: Solzhenitsyn author of The Gulag Archipelago, which drew interna- tional attention to the Soviet work camps, went into exile until and is revered for speaking out in the face of threats from the USSR.

Placing the stories of two cultural producers, Nasrin and Hirsi Ali, who have more Downloaded by [University of Warwick] at The narrative is organized by placing emerging new threats such as that posed by the Camorra next to the temporally continuous Muslim threat, thus producing an overarching narrative of a present marked by global threats and insecurity.

Whilst Saviano is, according to his Italian author-brand, part of a national history of struggle against organized crime, his translated brand recruits him to a much larger narrative project.

The diffused sense of threat appears to have a particular geographical location. Saviano himself has found a sympathetic audience in a series of Western cultural centres, such as New York, Stockholm, Cannes and Frankfurt, where his plight taps into an existing concern for threats to freedom of speech. The journalism scholar Ulf Hannerz has alerted us to the tendency of contemporary media to sell cultural products by providing the public with a scenario through which to see the world.

Cultural products global news; fiction and non-fiction books; films that put forward a geocultural scenario, a popularized configuration of the world that maps out alliances and divisions between countries for political, historical or cultural reasons , constitute a subgenre of their own in the information and entertainment industries Hannerz , and can be understood as particular spatial and temporal narratives in their own right.

These cultural practices either conform to Western values whose origin is in the Enlightenment or are incompatible with them. However, as I have argued, according to the narrative terms set up here, what makes the two camps different and opposed to each other is their culture rather than their geographic origin. The positioning of Italy that is invoked in the narrative illustrated above, at once Downloaded by [University of Warwick] at First, it selectively appropriates one particular aspect of why this text deserves the attention of global audiences; the critique of organized crime, and of the global economy, becomes the riveting tale of a foreign dissident who courageously speaks out against ominous global threats.

Saviano can be considered a scenarist for the way Gomorrah engages with globalization and the economic world order. The two scenarios are underwritten by two takes on the meta- narrative of globalization: These narratives concern, in this case, globalization and the idea of threat and danger on the one hand, and, on the other, the notion of a liberatory battle for freedom that has its cultural origin in the West.

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Finally, the renarration of Roberto Saviano in English has confirmed that, as part of the wider process of transfer of a cultural product from Downloaded by [University of Warwick] at Notes 1. Even though the notion of author-function is also relevant to this case study, I have chosen to use the theoretical concept of author-brand instead, in order to stress the deliberate construction of narratives of who the author is to make the book appealing to the target audience.

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