‘A Kind of Blessing’: David Malouf and the Spirit of the Embodied Word

Antonella Riem Natale (Università di Udine)

Abstract

Il corpo, lo spirito e la parola creativa sono elementi particolarmente significativi nell’opera di David Malouf: il suo linguaggio immaginativo e poetico dà voce alle sfumature più sottili della vita, rivelandone sia la dimensione spirituale sia quella creativa. La mia analisi si basa sul lavoro dell’antropologa e storica Riane Eisler e sulla teoria della parola creativa in contrapposizione al termine scientista di Raimon Panikkar. Nella presente analisi, utilizzerò le prospettive interculturali e di partnership proprie del lavoro di Panikkar e di Eisler come base filosofica e critica al fine di evidenziare in che modo Malouf dia forma ad un mondo di epifanie spirituali, in cui le realtà della vita quotidiana sono trasmutate in una dimensione spirituale attraverso l’intensità dell’immaginazione creativa.

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