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Trauma y desarraigo en A Pale View of Hills, de Kazuo Ishiguro

Vera Helena Jacovkis    Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina    

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In A Pale View of Hills, Kazuo Ishiguroʼs first novel, the main character and narrator Etsuko remembers a summer in Japan after the Second World War. Migration and the possibility of rebuilding their lives in a different place become a matter of discussion in that period. The purpose of this article is to explore through textual analysis how the novel presents an experience of war in visual terms. Sight becomes the frame for war experience, and therefore the notion of ʻwitness’ becomes central. The narrator takes a position between being a victim and being a witness, showing the difficulties of telling traumatic experiences such as war, the atomic bomb, and its consequences.

Pubblicato
06 Novembre 2018
Accettato
04 Settembre 2018
Presentato
21 Agosto 2018
Lingua
ES
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-288-8
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-238-3

Keywords: MemoryWarWitnessSightTrauma

Copyright: © 2018 Vera Helena Jacovkis. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.