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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Troubled by Impossible Dreams : Fantasy and Desire in Gerald Murnane's A Lifetime on Clouds
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'While critics have at times considered Gerald Murnane's second novel A Lifetime on Clouds one of his lesser achievements, it remains eminently engaging. Here, Andersson propose a reading of the novel as not only a key text in the Murnane canon, but also as a novel that evocatively typifies some of the key contradictions in the political and historical context from which it emerged. He suggests that this novel functions as a symptom of a particular moment in the history of the Western world. Also, he will link the conclusion of Murnane's novel to another modern conception of power in the mid-seventies. ' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Antipodes vol. 27 no. 2 December 2013 7175058 2013 periodical issue 2013 pg. 189-193
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