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Come si sa, verso la fine della sua vita, Flaubert concepì un’opera globale,
una sorta di rassegna critica di tutte le idee moderne. Essendo un artista e
non un pensatore, per nostra fortuna scrisse un romanzo e non un saggio. La
composizione di Bouvard et Pécuchet occupò sei anni e, ciò nonostante,
rimase incompiuta: come tutte le scritture; come tutte le letture.
La trama è nota: due copisti, molto amici tra loro, ricevono una cospicua
eredità e si ritirano in campagna con l’intenzione di acculturarsi leggendo
di tutto. Poiché poco dotati, nulla capiscono di ciò che leggono e, dopo una
trentina d’anni, delusi, comprano una doppia scrivania e tornano al loro
primitivo mestiere di scrivani. Piuttosto che leggere, preferiscono
scrivere.
Si dice che, per meglio mettersi nei panni dei suoi due personaggi poveri di
spirito, Flaubert leggesse a sua volta oltre mille trattati d’ogni genere:
dall’agronomia alla pedagogia, dalla fisica alla metafisica, sempre
sforzandosi di nulla capire. Emile Foguet ha commentato questo antefatto del
romanzo acutamente osservando che “se uno si ostina a leggere dal punto di
vista di uno che legge senza capire, in pochissimo tempo arriva a non capire
assolutamente nulla e ad essere ottuso per conto suo”.
Forse proprio per salvarsi dal contagio di una irreparabile mediocrità,
Flaubert, dopo sette capitoli in cui i suoi stupidi copisti tentavano
inconsapevolmente di istupidirlo, decise improvvisamente di rovesciare la
situazione: all’ottavo capitolo è lui, genio, che li fa diventare
improvvisamente geniali. Cinque anni di convivenza hanno trasformato i
personaggi nel loro autore, il quale, con una frase rimasta celebre, nota
che, a furia di leggere, “essi avevano finalmente conquistato la virtù
incresciosa di riconoscere a prima vista l’idiozia e di non riuscire più a
tollerarla”.
Non sapremo mai se le cose sono andate veramente così ma così ce le
racconta, forse romanzandole, il sulfureo Jorge Luis Borges in una raccolta
del 1932 titolata Discusiòn. E a noi così piace che le cose siano andate,
perché solo così vanno a comporsi in una sorta di parabola della lettura e
del leggere.
Perché ci ostiniamo a leggere? perché consideriamo il tasso di lettori come
indice di civiltà? Semplicemente perché leggere è un lusso. E’ il lusso.
Il lusso consisteva ieri nell’ostentazione di cose rare e vistose; consiste
oggi nel godimento di cose rare ma invisibili. Secondo Hans Magnus
Henzensberger sei sarebbero le cose veramente rare oggigiorno (il tempo, lo
spazio, l’autonomia, il silenzio, l’aria pulita e la sicurezza) cui, di mio,
aggiungerei la creatività e la convivialità. E la lettura: che ogni altra
forma di lusso presuppone e comprende, consentendo al lettore di attingere
la decima e suprema forma di lusso: l’attitudine, appunto, di riconoscere a
prima vista la mediocrità e di non riuscire a tollerarla.
“Al monologo con mia moglie -diceva Carl Kraus- preferisco il dialogo con me
stesso”. La lettura facilita questo dialogo e lo moltiplica includendo tra i
nostri interlocutori, accanto a noi stessi, anche l’autore del libro e i
suoi personaggi.
Nella lettura tutti i sensi tacciono. L’udito, il tatto, l’olfatto, il gusto
si fanno da parte e cedono il passo alla vista che, concentrandosi sulla
pagina, crea un rapporto diretto tra l’autore, il libro, l’occhio e la mente
del lettore, senza altra intermediazione che la fantasia di quest’ultimo.
Ancora più densa è questa concentrazione quando si legge un testo teatrale.
Allora avviene qualcosa di analogo a ciò che Moravia intravedeva nella
psicologia del marchese de Sade: “Una strana saldatura di parti per solito
lontane l’una dall’altra, un po’ come di un sistema digerente nel quale lo
stomaco sia amputato e l’intestino collegato direttamente con l’esofago”.
Quando ci si abbandona alla gioia ineguagliabile della lettura di un testo
teatrale, la vicenda narrata dall’autore e quella immaginata dal lettore si
saldano senza l’intermediazione ingombrante di attori, scene, regia e
pubblico circostante.
Questa volta non è il regista a decidere i tempi e i modi della
rappresentazione, né lo scenografo a decidere i colori, i costumi, le
suppellettili. Questa volta è il lettore che si appropria di tutti i ruoli,
che può rallentare o accelerare l’azione, che può alzare o calare le luci e
i colori senza i condizionamenti del palcoscenico, degli interlocutori,
delle musiche, degli elettricisti.
Questa volta, soprattutto, è il lettore che, senza i noiosi tempi tecnici
imposti dai cambiamenti di scena, può passare disinvoltamente da un livello
all’altro della realtà descritta nel copione che scorre sotto i suoi occhi.
Ricordate Sogno di una notte di mezza estate? come nota Calvino, vi sono
almeno cinque livelli di realtà in quel copione: vi è il livello dei
personaggi di rango elevato della corte di Teseo e di Ippolita; vi è il
livello dei personaggi soprannaturali (Tania, Oberon, Puck); vi è il livello
dei personaggi comici plebei (Botton e compagni); vi è il livello del regno
animale in cui entra Bottom con la sua metamorfosi asinina; e vi è in fine
il meta-teatro offerto dal dramma di Piramo e Tsibe. Pensate con quanta più
disinvoltura chi legge il testo in casa propria può vagare da un livello
all’altro, rispetto a chi, seduto in un palco del teatro, è inchiodato alle
decisioni sceniche del regista.
Ricordate l’Amleto? qui i livelli di realtà diventano sei, come rinota
Calvino: il livello dei valori arcaici e cavallereschi rappresentati dal
fantasma del padre di Amleto che invoca giustizia; il livello realistico del
marcio in Danimarca rappresentato dalla corte di Elsinore; il livello della
coscienza psicologica rappresentato dall’interiorità di Amleto, il livello
del mascheramento linguistico rappresentato dalla follia simulata di Amleto,
in cui Polonio scorge del metodo; il livello della follia vera prodotta
dalla follia simulata, rappresentato dal suicidio di Ofelia; il livello del
meta-teatro, rappresentato dai teatranti cui Amleto affida la sua denunzia.
Solo chi legge un copione può vagare tra pagine e livelli; può accelerare e
rallentare i ritmi della rappresentazione; può smettere e riprendere a suo
piacimento perché è l’unico a condividere con l’autore il piacere assoluto
del testo. Piacere: che è ragione, sentimento e fantasia..


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