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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 “Big Wind, He Waiting There” : Vance Palmer’s Cyclones of Apocalypse and Their Power of Revelation
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'Prior to writing his 1947 novel, Cyclone, Queensland author Vance Palmer drafted out many of his ideas for the story in three earlier short stories: ‘Cyclone’(1932), ‘Big Wind,’ and ‘Tempest,’ both published in 1936. In these stories and the later novel, Palmer develops the cyclone as trope of apocalypse, an unveiling and realization of the new inherent within the destruction of the old. As a result of experiencing both the terror and the mystery of the apocalyptic cyclonic event, Palmer’s characters realize they have transcended fears and inadequacies within themselves, enabling them to re-create new lives and new worlds.

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    y separately published work icon Etropic Special Issue : Refereed Proceedings of The Tropics Of The Imagination Conference, 17 Sep 2015, The Cairns Institute vol. 15 no. 1 2016 9778474 2016 periodical issue 2016
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  • Cyclone Vance Palmer , 1947 single work novel
  • The Big Wind Vance Palmer , 1932 single work short story
  • Tempest Vance Palmer , 1936 single work short story
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