Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'The first study of the synergies between postcolonialism and the genre of the short story composite, Unsettling Stories considers how the form of the interconnected short story collection is well suited to expressing thematic aspects of postcolonial writing on settler terrain. Unique for its comparative considerations of American, Canadian, and Australian literature within the purview of postcolonial studies, this is also a considered study of the difficult place of the postcolonial settler subject within academic debates and literature. Close readings of work by Tim Winton, Margaret Laurence, William Faulkner, Stephen Leacock, Sherwood Anderson, Olga Masters, Scott R. Sanders, Thea Astley, Tim O'Brien and Sandra Birdsell are positioned alongside critical discussions of postcolonial theory to show how awkward affiliations of individuals to place, home, nation, culture, and history expressed in short story composites can be usefully positioned within the broader context of settler colonialism and its aftermath' (publisher website).

Notes

  • Epigraph: 'In modern Athens, the vehicles of mass transportation are called metaphorai. To go to work or come home, one takes a "metaphor"—a bus or a train. Stories could also take this noble name: every day, they traverse and organize places; they select and link them together; they make sentences and itineraries out of them. They are spatial trajectories. In this respect, narrative structures have the status of spatial syntaxes' (Michel de Certeau The Practice of Everyday Life 115).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Cambridge Scholars Press , 2010 .
      Extent: viii, 386 p.p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      ISBN: 9781443817370

Works about this Work

Untitled Nathanael O'Reilly , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 11 no. 2 2011;

— Review of Unsettling Stories: Settler Postcolonialism and the Short Story Composite Victoria Kuttainen 2010 single work criticism
Untitled Nathanael O'Reilly , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 11 no. 2 2011;

— Review of Unsettling Stories: Settler Postcolonialism and the Short Story Composite Victoria Kuttainen 2010 single work criticism
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