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L’Orfeo di Jonathan Coe, tra postmodernismo e impegno

Elena Sbrojavacca    Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia, Venezia    

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First published in 1994, Jonathan Coe’s novel What a carve up!, on the one hand, deals with some of the most characteristic features of Postmodernism, such as the employment of multiple narrative styles, different perspectives, first- and third-person narrative voices, a highly fragmented timeline. On the other hand, it presents a socially engaged attitude that is generally not considered to be a distinctive trait of that period. Moreover, the character of Micheal Owen and his development through the story can profitably be analyzed suggesting a correlation between his figure and the mythological one of Orpheus.

Submitted
March 30, 2017
Language
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-157-7
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-156-0