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All’Art Cafè di Maglie “Medusa” di Chiara Cordella

All’Art Cafè di Maglie “Medusa” di Chiara Cordella

Lunedì 19 marzo, alle 21, presso l’Art Cafè di Maglie, Chiara Cordella, giovane scrittrice salentina, presenterà “Medusa”, raccolta di racconti dal gusto noir edita da Lupo Editore.
Questi cinque racconti della Cordella, che, volens nolens, trasudano realtà – la quale spesso supera la fantasia – ci restituiscono spaccati di vite apparentemente normali che a un tratto cambiano direzione e finiscono nel delirio o in una lucida premeditazione di morte.
Partendo dal titolo della raccolta, che riporta alla mente la terribile figura mitologica che pietrificava chiunque incrociasse il suo sguardo, non si può non cogliere il femmineo che si nasconde (neanche tanto velatamente) tra le righe.
Sono le donne a scandire il tempo di “Medusa”, donne con la loro forza e debolezza, donne dall’ego straripante che invade tutto ciò che incontra sul suo cammino, donne che decidono, e decidendo, assomigliano alle Parche, signore della vita e della morte. E poi gli uomini, che negli intrecci di queste cinque storie sembrano piccoli esseri in balia di un destino segnato da enormi divinità femminili, i quali escono fortemente ridimensionati rispetto a una doppia dimensione, contingente e assoluta. Si avverte, nello scorrere delle pagine, un ritmo ossessivo-ossessionante che non dà tregua, il tutto psicoticamente disciolto in ambientazioni che, a ben guardare, piacerebbero a David Lynch o al Peter Weir di “Picnic a Hanging Rock”.
Il lavoro della Cordella non si limita al mero frangente noir, ma scava a fondo nella psiche umana e concede ampi stralci d’amore, inteso come forza primordiale e alle volte egoica, che indubbiamente traspare dalle esistenze, anche di quelle votate al delitto. Non solo, “Medusa” si insinua nelle curve di un tessuto psicosociale, quello del paese – ché è paese dappertutto – portando allo scoperto tutte le sue contraddizioni, le sue ipocrisie, in ultima analisi, la sua incapacità di accettare la vita per quella che è o che dovrebbe essere, al di là degli stereotipi e delle etichette.
“Dal mito classico alla psicanalisi moderna, la terrificante immagine di Medusa ha sempre rappresentato la pericolosità e l’angoscia del “femminino”, la cui insondabile e ambigua forza distruttiva – di qualsiasi abito si vesta – disarma l’uomo e lo fa soccombere.
Questi racconti, spesso sottilmente surreali, ci portano in storie inquietanti le cui protagoniste mietono vittime impreparate e inermi a volte consumando una loro crudele privata vendetta, a volte per calcolo spietato, altre rivendicando semplicemente il diritto a esistere”.

Gianluca Conte

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