History, Fidelity and Time in Rhea Galanki's Novels

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Voela, A. 2019. History, Fidelity and Time in Rhea Galanki's Novels. The Journal of Modern Hellenism. 34, pp. 107-128.
AuthorsVoela, A.
Abstract

Rhea Galanki’s novels The Century of Labyrinths [Ο αιώνας των Λαβυρίνθων] (2002), Φωτιές του Ιούδα, Στάχτες του Οιδίποδα (2009) and I will be singing Louis [Θα υπογράφω Λουί ](1998) lend themselves to a reexamination of the past from the point of view of the present and for the sake of the present. The past must be accepted as an ‘impassable truth’. One can arrive at such a liberating interpretation after dismantling constructions of racial superiority, misogyny, the haunting of personal, collective or national traumas, and even the legacy of revolutionary idealism. Such an interpretation might prove helpful in dealing with contemporary challenges to identity at a time of new geo-political tensions, mass migration and rising neoliberal populism.

JournalThe Journal of Modern Hellenism
Journal citation34, pp. 107-128
ISSN0743-7749
Year2019
PublisherThe Journal of Modern Hellenism
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Deposited12 Mar 2019
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Accepted09 Jan 2019
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