Diasporic History and Transnational Networks in Anita Desai’s Baumgartner’s Bombay

Lucio De Capitani (Università Ca' Foscari (Venezia))

Abstract

Baumgartner’s Bombay di Anita Desai adotta la prospettiva di un ebreo tedesco scampato allo sterminio nazista e di un’ex cabarettista per collegare le storie di India e Germania. Quest’articolo esamina come questi personaggi – testimoni di una molteplicità di storie e ricettacoli di una varietà di istanze culturali – diano vita ad una rete diasporica di connessioni che smantella la solidità della storia ufficiale e dà un senso alla desolata esperienza dell’esilio.

DOI: 10.17456/SIMPLE-7

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