La mia terra è impareggiabile. Il paesaggio della memoria ne Las novelas de Agata di Antonio Dal Masetto

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Abstract

One of keys to understand the value of the landscape as an identity reference is that of the role that plays the memory of a place that has 'belonged' to the individual who abandoned it, reinforcing in memory, the link with it. This process of memorial reworking of the landscape is often at the centre of the narrative creations of the so-called migration writings. If at the time of our great emigration, many Italians seemed to have integrated themselves well into the society of the host country, on the other hand, some of them perceived the new reality in a very different way that clashed with the difficulties of integration, with an exasperated defence of Italianity, and with the feeling of considering themselves as simple 'guests' within the new community. This difficulty in integration emerges often with particular emphasis from the narrative texts of emigrated writers as it happens, among others, in Antonio dal Masetto's Las novelas de Agata. In the return journey represented in this work, the landscape is the functional key for the search for a lost self; for the recognition of a present built from the past; for the meaning of 'empty' spaces suspended from memory, for the silent revenge of a men who, fulfilling the unfulfilled desire of the mother to return home, lives and relives a double resentment: that of built an inheritance, founded on the failure of the price paid for that elsewhere in which they believed to be able to find serenity and another towards that homeland that had expelled them, which has transformed, now, in a symbolic debtor.
Lingua originaleItalian
Titolo della pubblicazione ospitePersona, Comunità, Strategie identitarie
Pagine307-319
Numero di pagine13
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2019

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