Healing, Catharsis and Reconciliation: Water as Metaphor in Ghost River

Adelle Sefton-Rowston (Charles Darwin University)

Abstract

Questo articolo esplora la possibilità di catarsi interculturale attraverso la letteratura, le connessioni metaforiche ele rappresentazioni del luogo ne Il fiume fantasma di Tony Birch (2015). L’acqua, la pioggia ed essenzialmente il fiume, simboleggiano la costruzione di una nazione e la riconciliazione di relazioni razziali tra indigeni e non indigeni. La teoria della catarsi aristotelica è dunque decostruita e ricostruita sulla base delle filosofie indigene e il dialogo interculturale per esplorare le idee relative alla costruzione di relazioni come viaggio spirituale collegato alle direzioni testuali del paesaggio.

DOI: 10.17456/SIMPLE-46

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