This paper investigates two kinds of desertions represented in two war novels: Carlo Montella’s I parenti del Sud and Tim O’Brien’s Going After Cacciato. I claim that the desertions described in these novels are directly linked with the specific war that is the backdrop of the book. The hero of I parenti del Sud, still confused by Fascist ideology, deserts and run away to a relative’s house in order to clear his head. Instead, in Going After Cacciato, the protagonist’s desertion seems to have the same grotesque and bizarre traits of the background conflict: The Vietnam War.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] Fleeing War. Two strategies of literary desertion: The relatives of the South by Carlo Montella and Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien|
|Numero di pagine||8|
|Rivista||L'ANALISI LINGUISTICA E LETTERARIA|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2014|
- Montella Carlo
- O'Brien Tim
- War Literature