Schöne Kunst und reiche Tafel: über die Bilder der Speisen in Literatur und Kunst / Belle arti e buona tavola: sul significato delle pietanze nell’arte e nella letteratura
Beiträge der Tagungen Gießen (11./12. Oktober 2014) und Urbino (14./15. Oktober 2014) / Atti dei convegni di Gießen (11/12 ottobre 2014) e Urbino (14/15 ottobre 2014)
Questo volume raccoglie i contributi di due conferenze sul significato del cibo e delle bevande nell’arte e nella letteratura. Pietra angolare del libro è il tema delle culture e delle pratiche alimentari, illustrate con particolare attenzione alle letterature italiana e tedesca, dal medioevo ai nostri giorni. Partendo da una prospettiva comparatistica, il volume plurilingue rispecchia in modo esemplare la molteplicità del tema nelle tradizioni dell’arte e della letteratura.
Rafik Schami Damaskus. Der Geschmack einer Stadt: a journey through Damascene culture introducing a sense of multifaceted identity into German literature (Shilan Fuad Hussain)
shilan FuaD hussain Rafik Schami Damaskus. Der Geschmack einer Stadt: a journey through Damascene culture introducing a sense of multifaceted identity into German literature Abstract: The novel Damaskus. Der Geschmack einer Stadt written by the novelist and story- teller Rafik Schami, draws inspiration from the oriental collection of stories One Thousand and One Nights� In Damaskus. Der Geschmack einer Stadt the voice of Sche- herazade, the narrator of One Thousand and One Nights, is replaced by a plurality of characters, each becoming the protagonist of a story� The theme that holds the novel together is Damascus’ culinary culture, choosing food as a leading thread that entwines the stories, rather than creating a linear plot� It is a path through the alleys of Damascus, every promenade leads to a district, neighborhood and road, peopled by a different reli- gious community, since Syria during the centuries was crossed and inhabited by various cultures and civilizations, typifying a multicultural society� The work connects past to present, giving interesting details on historical and social issues, embracing Arab civili- zation at large, and conveying furthermore autobiographical details� The aim is to give Germans an insight in Arab culture, calling for multicultural dialogue and understand- ing; at the same time underlining German cultural heterogeneity and its hybrid identities� Keywords: Multicultural dialogue, Storytelling, Memory, Arab civilization, Social criticism The narrative style of Damaskus. Der Geschmack einer Stadt (2002)1, writ- ten by the novelist and storyteller Rafik Schami, is realistic and draws in- spiration from the famous...
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