Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'This article argues that David Malouf’s Remembering Babylon relates two narratives, one of hospitality and one of the nation. Rather than corroborating each other, these narratives conflict. By emphasising the novel’s account of hospitality and the accommodation of the stranger, this article intervenes in readings of the novel as a national allegory. Rather than simply a legacy of colonialism with revised legitimacy, the nation in Remembering Babylon signals the failure of hospitality.' (Publication abstract)


  • Epigraph:

    We love the house that we have built and that we hand down to our successors.

    – Ernest Renan

    There is no hospitable house.

    – Jacques Derrida

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