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Nostalgia postmodernă în context intercultural
Postmodern Nostalgia in a Multicultural Context

Author(s): Irina Toma
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploieşti
Keywords: Postcolonialism; hybridity; multiculturalism; nostalgia

Summary/Abstract: Centered on some of the novels belonging to Kazuo Ishiguro, the paper aims at illustrating the multiple facets of nostalgia, as it functions in the postmodern world, at the crossroads of cultures and identities. The nostalgic mood of Ishiguro’s works sometimes acquires tragic accents in a world dominated by chaos and alienation. Nostalgia becomes a means of survival and Ishiguro’s heroes find in the nostalgic mood a way to regain their dignity and to achieve both catharsis and consolation.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 147-152
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English