After Long Absence single work   short story  
Alternative title: The Mango Tree
Issue Details: First known date: 1986 1986
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Alternative title: The Mango Tree
Notes:
Titled 'The Mango Tree' in The Yale Review and Personal Best 2.
Alternative title: Nach langer Abwesenheit
Language: German

Works about this Work

Glimpses of Paradise : Hope in Short Stories of Migartion by M. G. Vassanji, Cyril Dabydeen, and Janette Turner Hospital Helga Ramsey-Kurz , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Projections of Paradise : Ideal Elsewheres in Postcolonial Migrant Literature 2011; (p. 237-257)
'The migrant's presence in one place is always an absence from another. To capture this ambivalence, narratives of migration must oscillate between different locations. This paper is interested in the ways in which other-worlds either left or never reached by the migrant are discursively fenced off, as it were, against the remaining part of the tale of travelling to sustain not only a sense of movement beyond the suggested moments of arrival but also the hope by which this movement has been prompted. I will focus on three short stories describing three different stages in the drama of migration: "Leaving" by M. G. Vassanji, "Mammita's Garden Cove" by Cyril Dabydeen, and "After Long Absence" by Janette Turner Hospital.' Helga Ramsey-Kurz.
Respectable Author Turns to Crime Giles Hugo , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 24 August 1991; (p. 20)
The Inheritance of Difference Sue Lovell (interviewer), 1989 single work interview
— Appears in: The Queensland Writer , Summer (1989-1990) vol. 1 no. 5 1989; (p. 5-6) Imago , March vol. 1 no. 1 1989; (p. 8-9)
Glimpses of Paradise : Hope in Short Stories of Migartion by M. G. Vassanji, Cyril Dabydeen, and Janette Turner Hospital Helga Ramsey-Kurz , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Projections of Paradise : Ideal Elsewheres in Postcolonial Migrant Literature 2011; (p. 237-257)
'The migrant's presence in one place is always an absence from another. To capture this ambivalence, narratives of migration must oscillate between different locations. This paper is interested in the ways in which other-worlds either left or never reached by the migrant are discursively fenced off, as it were, against the remaining part of the tale of travelling to sustain not only a sense of movement beyond the suggested moments of arrival but also the hope by which this movement has been prompted. I will focus on three short stories describing three different stages in the drama of migration: "Leaving" by M. G. Vassanji, "Mammita's Garden Cove" by Cyril Dabydeen, and "After Long Absence" by Janette Turner Hospital.' Helga Ramsey-Kurz.
The Inheritance of Difference Sue Lovell (interviewer), 1989 single work interview
— Appears in: The Queensland Writer , Summer (1989-1990) vol. 1 no. 5 1989; (p. 5-6) Imago , March vol. 1 no. 1 1989; (p. 8-9)
Respectable Author Turns to Crime Giles Hugo , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 24 August 1991; (p. 20)
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