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Det är nu det vänder: Il gusto della malinconia e il dovere della felicità nel romanzo En svensk kändis di Alma Kirlić

Emilio Calvani    Università La Sapienza (Roma) - Univerzita Karlova (Praga)    

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abstract

Scandinavian second-generation writers provide evidence of the social impact of migration and multiethnicity. Yet the Swedish literary market seems preferably to target writers of African or Middle Eastern descent, perhaps benefiting from the rifts that the non-whiteness issue generates in people. On the other hand, the Yugoslav diaspora, nowadays celebrated as a model of positive integration, is often ignored in the literary context. In her novel, Alma Kirlić questions the supposedly happy outcome of the Yugoslavs’ arrival in Sweden. Relying on the ‘melancholic migrant’ metaphor, this study aims to further explore Sweden’s post-migrant condition by providing new points of reference.

Published
Oct. 30, 2023
Accepted
July 11, 2023
Submitted
April 25, 2023
Language
IT

Keywords: Yugoslav DiasporaSwedish Contemporary LiteratureMelancholic migrantPost-migrationHappiness duty

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