“And then I smiled”: Recent Postcolonial Fiction and the War on Terror

Silvia Albertazzi (Università di Bologna)

Abstract

Nel saggio si mettono a confronto le reazioni di un autore americano e due postcoloniali all’attacco alle Twin Towers dell’11 settembre 2001. Il romanzo del pakistano Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist è analizzato in parallelo con Terrorist di John Updike e The Unknown Terrorist dell’australiano Richard Flanagan, lavori in cui si rappresenta, nell’un caso, il divenire di un terrorista, dall’altro la sua creazione ad opera dei media.

DOI: 10.17456/SIMPLE-23

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