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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Australia as a Spiritual Metaphor : A Quest for Identity in Patrick White's Voss
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'The novel Voss (1957) by Australian novelist, Patrick White is a work of art contrived to deal the theme of exploring the Australian landscape by explorers. Although the novel‘s concern is related to a search for identity for the protagonist as well as the writer and it is designed to play thematic concern of topographical journey in linear pattern. The naïve and artless hero Voss exploring the vast land of Australia synchronizes his own quest for identity and as readers we get acquainted with the Australian national history, the conflict between settlers and aborigines. The colonizers and settlers wanted to make opportunities from this half desert‘ and half 'garden‘ land while the aborigines were fighting for their rights. The Jindiworobak movement by Rex Ingamells is worth mentioning that tried to symbolize Australian land for individualism and identity. White is absolutely fit to be called the central figure of national writer as he revived and developed the aborigines‘ fight and 'Australianness‘ in fiction. The paper will try to analyze the possibilities of Australian landscape into the narrative spiritual phenomenon to know the 'self‘.' (Publication abstract)

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