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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Colonial Desire and the Renaming of History in Richard Flanagan’s Wanting
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'In Wanting (2009), Australian novelist Richard Flanagan examines the tragic outcome, physical violence and psychological disfigurement brought about by colonisation. The main story is set in Victorian England and colonial Tasmania, places that encapsulate the voices of the silenced others. In his interrogation of the colonial past and individual desire, Flanagan probes the interconnections between civilisation and savagery, colonialism and post-colonialism, fiction and reality, and in so doing reconfigures and renames history by exposing the wanting elements in colonial discourse.' (Publication abstract)

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