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Mirrors and Catoptric Reflections: Postcolonial Aspects of Homelessness in Two Novels by Salman Rushdie


Authors:
Petya Tsoneva St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Pages: 26-32

Abstract:

Тhe article focuses on the distorting (catoptric) operation of the broken mirror in Rushdie’s articulation of migrant homelessness in two of his novels, The Satanic Verses and The Ground Beneath Her Feet. I explore the specular properties of air and the distorting effects it has on the protagonist’s itineraries and experience of home. I likewise observe how the aerial lens and its more limited technical counterpart – the photographic perspective – produce distorted images of the places the protagonists traverse in their migrations and in this optical intervention the positions of the metropolis and the colonies get blurred, undergo twinning or reversal.

Keywords:

Salman Rushdie, migration, postcolonial rewriting

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