y Sheer Edge : Aspects of Identity in David Malouf's Writing single work   criticism   biography  
Issue Details: First known date: 1991 1991
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David Malouf's Haunted Writing Colette Selles , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Postcolonial Ghosts 2010; (p. 269-285)
'The two novels this paper focuses on, Remembering Babylon and The Conversations at Curlow Creek, testify to David Malouf's ongoing 'dialogue with Australia'. Published in 1993 and 1996, two centuries after the arrival of the First Fleet of convicts, they engage with crucial issues in a postcolonial Australia which still has to negotiate its existential uncertainty. By returning to the first half of the nineteenth century, the narratives face the ghosts of the past which have haunted Australia, notably the stain of its origins as a penal colony: a sense of exile to the edge of the world is combined with the legacy of historical wrongs, the atrocities of the convict system and the devastating impact of colonization on the Aboriginal peoples - from dispossession to massacre or assimilationist policies which have engendered social alienation and spiritual dislocation.' (p. 270)
Untitled Ivor Indyk , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 15 no. 3 1992; (p. 232-235)

— Review of Sheer Edge : Aspects of Identity in David Malouf's Writing Karin Hansson 1991 single work criticism biography ; Strange Country : A Study of Randolph Stow Anthony J. Hassall 1986 single work criticism ; David Malouf : Johnno, Short Stories, Poems, Essays and Interview David Malouf 1990 selected work novel poetry short story prose criticism biography interview ; Imagined Lives : A Study of David Malouf Philip Neilsen 1990 single work criticism
Untitled Ivor Indyk , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 15 no. 3 1992; (p. 232-235)

— Review of Sheer Edge : Aspects of Identity in David Malouf's Writing Karin Hansson 1991 single work criticism biography ; Strange Country : A Study of Randolph Stow Anthony J. Hassall 1986 single work criticism ; David Malouf : Johnno, Short Stories, Poems, Essays and Interview David Malouf 1990 selected work novel poetry short story prose criticism biography interview ; Imagined Lives : A Study of David Malouf Philip Neilsen 1990 single work criticism
David Malouf's Haunted Writing Colette Selles , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Postcolonial Ghosts 2010; (p. 269-285)
'The two novels this paper focuses on, Remembering Babylon and The Conversations at Curlow Creek, testify to David Malouf's ongoing 'dialogue with Australia'. Published in 1993 and 1996, two centuries after the arrival of the First Fleet of convicts, they engage with crucial issues in a postcolonial Australia which still has to negotiate its existential uncertainty. By returning to the first half of the nineteenth century, the narratives face the ghosts of the past which have haunted Australia, notably the stain of its origins as a penal colony: a sense of exile to the edge of the world is combined with the legacy of historical wrongs, the atrocities of the convict system and the devastating impact of colonization on the Aboriginal peoples - from dispossession to massacre or assimilationist policies which have engendered social alienation and spiritual dislocation.' (p. 270)
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