Tabucchi's brutal empires
Wren-Owens, Liz. (2007) Tabucchi's brutal empires. Modern Language Review, Vol.102 (No.3). pp. 723-736. ISSN 0026-7937Full text not available from this repository.
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This article charts the dramatic shift in Antonio Tabucchi's representation of Portuguese empire, from a romanticized, Eurocentric depiction of imperialism in the 1984 text Notturno indiano to a portrayal of a brutal and repressive empire in his 1991 collection Langelo nero and his 1997 novel La testa perduta di Damasceno Monteiro. This abrupt change is located within the historiographical debates regarding empire which took place in Italy and Portugal from the 1970s onwards, and it is suggested that such a shift may be usefully viewed against the reassessment of Italian colonialism which occurred in Italy in the 1990s.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > Italian|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Modern Language Review|
|Number of Pages:||14|
|Page Range:||pp. 723-736|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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