The article compares Amitav Ghosh's description of the Sundarbans in The Hungry Tide with Emilio Salgari's I Misteri della jungla nera and Le due tigri. Surprisingly the descriptions of the place are not as different as one might expect. The main difference in the poetics of the two authors lies in the different relationships that their Sundarbans set up with the rest of the world. While Salgari chooses the Sundarbans as a world apart, disconnected from any coeval civilization, Ghosh describes the archipelago as a place at the crossroads of many international cultural routes.

Poetics of the Jungle : The Sundarbans in Emilio Salgari and Amitav Ghosh / A. Vescovi (PROTEO). - In: ’Twixt Land and Sea : Island Poetics in Anglophone Literatures / [a cura di] E. Spandri. - Prima edizione. - Roma : Artemide, 2019 Dec. - ISBN 9788875752767. - pp. 143-160

Poetics of the Jungle : The Sundarbans in Emilio Salgari and Amitav Ghosh

A. Vescovi
2019

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The article compares Amitav Ghosh's description of the Sundarbans in The Hungry Tide with Emilio Salgari's I Misteri della jungla nera and Le due tigri. Surprisingly the descriptions of the place are not as different as one might expect. The main difference in the poetics of the two authors lies in the different relationships that their Sundarbans set up with the rest of the world. While Salgari chooses the Sundarbans as a world apart, disconnected from any coeval civilization, Ghosh describes the archipelago as a place at the crossroads of many international cultural routes.
Amitav Ghosh; Emilio Salgari; Doreen Massey; literary geography; Hungry Tide; Ecocriticism; Sundarbans
Settore L-LIN/10 - Letteratura Inglese
dic-2019
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