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'The ghosts of Christos Tsiolkas' Dead Europe have been a key focus of its critical reception. This article offers an alternative reading of these ghosts, arguing that Tsiolkas writes trauma fiction to challenge the totalising discourse of postmodern governmentality, to assert the impossibility of an end to history, and to write fiction which haunts its readers to enact an ethical relationship with the traumatic past.' (Author's abstract)

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    y JASAL Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature; Undead Ghosts : Spectrality and the Transgression of Cultural Norms vol. 11 no. 2 2011 Z1844396 2011 periodical issue 2011
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