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Calvino - Desai, o slobodi i otuđenju, pravila i granice života na stablu


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Radoš-Perković, Katja. (2012). Calvino - Desai, o slobodi i otuđenju, pravila i granice života na stablu. Studia Romanica et Anglica Zagrabiensia, 57. pp. 91-106. ISSN 0039-3339

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Both Italo Calvino (The Baron in the Trees) and, much later, Kiran Desai (Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard) created an alternative life-space above ground, on the trees. In case of Calvino’s character Cosimo, it is a life-long experience, we follow Cosimo from childhood to maturity in the new environment as he takes an active part in the important historical events of his new surroundings. Desai’s Sampath ends up on a guava tree almost by accident, in his adult age, and does not control the repercussions of this choice. The paper will discuss the similarities and differences between the two different concepts of freedom advocated by the characters, along with the inevitable rules and boundaries attached to these utopias.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Italo Calvino, Kiran Desai, freedom, boundaries, fairy tale, life on trees
Subjects: Italian Studies
Departments: Department of Italian Language and Literature
Date Deposited: 10 May 2014 09:08
Last Modified: 10 May 2014 09:08

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