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Australian Fiction as Archival Salvage : Making and Unmaking the Postcolonial Novel (Hardcover) (A.
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Looking at the work of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous novelists, this study chronicles the evolution of the Australian postcolonial historical novel from 1989 to the present. The author integrates ideas from postcolonial cultural theory and literary postmodernism and applies them to works including That Deadman Dance, The Secret River, Benang, Our Sunshine, English Passengers, and Gould’s Book of Fish. Discussion touches on areas such as intercultural representation, intertextuality and the postcolonial context, historiographic metafiction as postcolonial intervention, and radical polyphony in recent postcolonial historical novels. Australian writers discussed include Kate Grenville, Kim Scott, Peter Carey, Robert Drewe, Rohan Wilson, Richard Flanagan, and Mudrooroo. Some chapters appeared as earlier versions in journals and conference proceedings. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 319
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Australian + Oceanian
Series Title: Cross/Cultures
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Author: A. Frances Johnson
Street Date: November 27, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-5748
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