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    y Intimate Horizons : The Post-Colonial Sacred in Australian Literature Bill Ashcroft , Lyn McCredden , Frances Devlin-Glass , Adelaide : ATF Press , 2009 Z1624534 2009 multi chapter work criticism

    Despite the stereotype of post-colonial Australian society as secular and irreligious, a radical concept of the sacred, located in place, has pervaded its literature. Australian writers again and again break away from received, orthodox notions of religious experience, imagining a transformed post-colonial sacred in Australia.

    For Indigenous and non-Indigenous societies 'place' has had a particularly post-colonial function in contesting imperial cultural forms, including received forms of religion. 'Horizonal' is the concept of space dominated by an apparently infinite horizon. This book reveals, in its discussion of contemporary literature, an Australian sacred emerging from the material, proximate and intimate experiences of the everyday. -- Back cover.

    Adelaide : ATF Press , 2009
    pg. 165-204
Last amended 15 Sep 2009