La migrazione urbana in Sevgili Arsız Ölüm di Latife Tekin: luoghi, forme e strategie narrative di un “esilio domestico”
This article investigates the topic of urban migration in the works of Latife Tekin, one of the most original Turkish novelist in the 1980s. I will consider in particular her first novel Sevgili Arsız Olum (1983; Dear Shameless Death, 2001) focusing on two interrelated notions: language and the city. The main aim is to highlight how Tekin depicts the city, where peasants from Anatolia migrated, as a locus of displacement and alienation from national physical and cultural space. In doing so she uses the phenomenon of internal migration as a key to critically re-interpreter cultural patterns of Turkish unaccomplished modernization and nation-building projects. I will also take into account the notion of language as a central one in Tekin’s poetics, leading the writer to develop new forms and strategies to represent both migration and urban space.
city; language; nation; Turkish internal migration; Turkish migration literature
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