"The visit" de Merle Collins y "The bed sitting room" de Maureen Ismay: dos aproximaciones al tema del desplazamiento en la literatura post-colonial
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Title"The visit" de Merle Collins y "The bed sitting room" de Maureen Ismay: dos aproximaciones al tema del desplazamiento en la literatura post-colonial
Lenguaje y textos, 2002, 18: 143-155. ISSN: 1133-4770
[Abstract] This paper seeks to analyse how the theme of displacement, a key issue in Post-Colonial literature, is dealt with in two short stories by two Caribbean female writers, that is, Merle CoUin's "The Visit" and Maureen Ismay's "The Bed Sitting Room". In both stories, seve- ral thematic motifs, especially gender, race and language, intertwine in the depiction of the feeling of displacement of the female protagonists and their quest for a new identity. The ten- sion mother --daughter, metropolis- colony, self -home, also adds to the representation of this dislocation. Though coinciding in certain aspects, the different origin of the displace- ment of the female protagonists will be reflected in the different solution to the conflict of the los s of identity through the recovery of a new relationship between self and place tqat each story portrays.