The Sea has Many Voices. The Fluid Mother-Goddess World in David Malouf’s Ransom

Antonella Riem Natale (Università di Udine)

Abstract

Questo saggio si basa sull’approccio critico del Partnership Studies Group (PSG, Università di Udine), che applica il modello della partnership di Riane Eisler ai testi letterari e si focalizza sui valori di cura, empatia e creatività – spesso descritti in  modo stereotipato come ‘femminili’ – nel romanzo Io sono Achille (2010) di David  Malouf. Illustrerò come in Io sono Achille Malouf parli di uomini, violenza e morte mentre rivela con grazia un diverso approccio alla vita, più sensibile e sensato, che aggiunge una dimensione di partnership, collegata alla figura della Dea, alla storia di  Omero di guerra, orgoglio e dolore, andando al di là della violenza epistemologica dei sistemi androcratici/’dominatori’. Questo modo più equanime di vivere è uno dei fondamenti dell’opera di Malouf.

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Dolce, Maria Renata. 2004. Le letterature postcoloniali e il canone. Lecce: Pensa. Mercanti, Stefano. 2006. L’India dell’immaginazione nei racconti di Raja Rao. Udine: Forum.

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