Tim Winton's Poetics of Resurrection single work   criticism  
Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'hrough the fiction of Tim Winton, there runs a poetics of resurrection, a linguistic apprehension of the sacred implicated in human desires to test limits. Winton’s novels, including That Eye, the Sky, Cloudstreet, Dirt Music, and Breath, are extraordinarily popular in Australia, set on school curricula, and often topping reader polls. Critically, however, Winton’s reputation is divided. Many critics are, arguably, uncomfortable with his publically expressed religious beliefs, slating home to them his perceived blindnesses: his masculinism; an overwhelmingly ‘white’ Australianness; and even misogyny. This article explores Winton’s strongly vernacular, culturally rich representations of the sacred entwined in an earthed, embodied, and material vision of the human.' (Abstract)

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    y Literature and Theology vol. 29 no. 3 September 2015 9142414 2015 periodical issue 2015 pg. 323-334
    Note: Includes bibliography
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