‘The Dimension of the Symbolic’: Environmental Issues in David Malouf’s “Jacko’s Reach”

Jacopo Vigna-Taglianti (Università Agraria di Stato di Omsk)

Abstract

Nelle opere di David Malouf il paesaggio naturale ricopre spesso un ruolo cruciale: lungi dall’essere un semplice sfondo narrativo, esso diventa il vero e proprio protagonista della sua indagine del rapporto tra l’uomo e la natura. Nella presente analisi di “Jacko’s Reach”, il più breve dei racconti contenuti nell’antologia Dream Stuff, ci si concentra in particolare sudue preoccupazioni ambientali che emergono da una lettura approfondita dell’opera: il rapporto tra spazio e identità (e ilpassaggio dalla dimensione fisica a quella simbolica) e il problema della deprivazione territoriale quale politicaneocoloniale e delle sue possibili soluzioni.

DOI: 10.17456/SIMPLE-76

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