Singing it Anew : David Malouf's Ransom single work   criticism  
Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'In 2009 David Malouf's Ransom was published to great critical and popular acclaim. Ransom presents itself very simply as a beautiful story about (among other things) loss, love, vulnerability and storytelling. But what does it mean to talk about the beautiful in writing? Etienne Gilson argues that writing is a making before it is a knowing or willing, so its primary concern is not a truth to be known or a good to be willed. Its primary concern is beauty. This paper explores how the beautiful operates in, and structures, Ransom.' (Author's abstract)


  • Epigraph: 'The creator in art is he who discovers a new analogate of the beautiful, a new way in which the radiance of form can shine on matter.' - Jacques Maritain, Art and Scholasticism

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    y JASAL Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature; Archive Madness vol. 11 no. 1 Special Issue 2011 Z1813373 2011 periodical issue 2011 pg. 1-12
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