Tra viaggio, cultura, identità. La mano che non mordi di Ornela Vorpsi
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The aim of this essay, divided into three parts, is to investigate the motif of journey, culture and identity in the novel La mano che non mordi by Ornela Vorpsi. The analysis is carried out in relation to different theories (Bergson, Kristeva, Lévinas). The travel to Sarajevo lets the main character, a woman who lives in France, discover important information on her identity which turns out to be difficult to determinate. The place evokes memories of her country: Albany. They present a cultural element sehir which means look at the others and undoubtedly depicts the mentality of Albanians.
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