Tra divergenza e destino
Nel Limbo afghano-italiano di Melania G. Mazzucco
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.
Keywords: Travel • Female character • Italian novel in 2000