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Intimate Islands. A Return to the Island as the Rediscovery of Identity

TitleIntimate Islands. A Return to the Island as the Rediscovery of Identity
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsVuoso U
Secondary TitleItalian Journal of Sociology of Education
Volume11
Issue2
Pagination351-359
Date Published07/2019
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number 2035-4983
Keywordsfaroe, identity processes, insular literature, insularity, jacobsen s.r.h.
Abstract

A composite and ambivalent idea of insularity can be found in geographic and cultural realities, in modern literature and fiction, as well as in the most ancient mythological contexts. A feature that has made islands one of the main topos in Western collective imagination. The recent literary works of many island writers, considerably contribute to expand the knowledge of insularity from the anthropological, psychological, and aesthetic point of view. The autobiographical novel by the Danish-Faroese writer Siri R. H. Jacobsen offers a number of helpful cues to describe the conflicts of identity related to the islands and the islanders who live far away.

URLhttp://ijse.padovauniversitypress.it/2019/2/16
DOI10.14658/pupj-ijse-2019-2-16