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Tra divergenza e destino

Nel Limbo afghano-italiano di Melania G. Mazzucco

Ilaria Crotti    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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Mazzucco’s novel, Limbo (2012), deals with striking issues within the post-feminist debate of the new millennium. The characters and their destinies act  in conflictual zones, such as the war in Afghanistan or the struggle against the mafia in Italy. The quest for identity is pivotal in the text, both from female and male viewpoints: the complexity of the characters has to be read through powerful motif (war, body, sexuality, landscape, elsewhere and otherness). The notion of divergence is particularly significant, since it refers metaphorically to the break of a consequential canon, which is both narrative and existential.

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IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-055-6
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-053-2

Keywords: Italian novel in 2000Female characterTravel

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