The Ground Beneath Her Feet: Myth, Migration and Identity in Salman Rushdie

Pierpaolo Martino (Università di Bari)

Abstract

In The Ground Beneath Her Feet (1999) Salman Rushdie indaga temi complessi quali migrazione, mito, identità e celebrità, attraverso una narrazione che confonde mitologia antica e cultura pop contemporanea. Più precisamente il romanzo rappresenta da un lato uno spazio in cui i miti classici (uno tra tutti quello di Orfeo) migrano verso forme nuove, dando corpo a complesse fisionomie identitarie, dall’altro un narrare della musica e dei musicisti pop in quanto miti contemporanei o meglio metafore contemporanee della migrazione stessa. Mito, migrazione e identità sono dunque le forze discorsive principali del musical novel rushdiano, forze attraverso cui è possibile comprendere la fase attuale della globalizzazione.

 

DOI: 10.17456/SIMPLE-108

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