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Storia e memoria nel romanzo Xiguan siwang 习惯死亡 (Abituarsi a morire, 1989) di Zhang Xianliang 张贤亮 (1936-2014)

Daniele Beltrame    Università per Stranieri di Perugia, Italia    

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abstract

Historical wounds are a recurring theme in Chinese literature of the 20th‑century. In post-Mao China, the reconstruction of the past became one of the tasks of Chinese intellectuals. In Zhang Xianliang’s case, the experience of imprisonment was a painful journey of rethinking his identity as a man and an intellectual. In his novel Getting Used to Dying, he not only describes the recollection of his own biographical events, but also carries out a broader reflection on the value and weight of memory, as well as its reflections on the present. Literature thus becomes a tool for reflecting on the historical trauma and to try to settle the discrepancy between personal memory and official history.

Published
Feb. 12, 2024
Accepted
Aug. 10, 2023
Submitted
April 26, 2023
Language
IT
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-735-7

Keywords: ModernismTrauma fictionGetting Used to DyingZhang XianliangMemory

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