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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 From Ellen Gluyas to Ellen Roxburgh to Mab : Shifting Identities in Patrick White's A Fringe of Leaves
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'This paper is an analysis of the characters in Patrick Whites' A Fringe of Leaves. Bansal states : 

'This paper seeks to unravel Ennen's consistent formulation and reformulation of her identities from her childhood to her stay with the Aboriginals and later with Jack Chance, an escaped convict. It further shows how the novelist's concern with history is not fetishized or partisan but an impartial one where a character plunges into both the worlds and leaves it to the readers to find out which one is more humane. It would further explore the issues of belongingness and nostalgia in terms of Ellen Roxburgh's shifts in locale.' (130)

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    y separately published work icon Narratives of Estrangement and Belonging : Indo-Australian Perspectives Neelima Kanwar (editor), New Delhi : Authorspress , 2016 11563512 2016 anthology criticism

    'Literature of any nation cannot be studied in isolation. It must be read, studied, examined and evaluated with respect to socio-political and economic environment in which it breeds as well as the historical events which precede it. Australian literature today, too, exemplars this concept. For the Aboriginals it is self-representation that has allowed them to speak with their own voices their connection (belonging) and dis-connection (estrangement) with their land instead of being spoken about. The white settler writers struggle with the issues of conflict and contradiction between Britain and Australia and the extensive diaspora writers have traces of longing and belongings. The contemporary Australian literature, thus, reflects varied shades of living in Australia.

    'To understand this through nostalgia, memory, alienation and belonging remains a central concern in this volume.

    'This book makes a significant contribution to the field of Indo-Australian Studies so as to facilitate a better comprehension of Australian literature to Indian scholars and perceptions of Indian readers to Australian academics.' (Publication summary)

    New Delhi : Authorspress , 2016
    pg. 129-151
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