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Issue Details: First known date: 1992... 1992 Promitheas and His Offerings
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    y separately published work icon Striking Chords : Multicultural Literary Interpretations Sneja Gunew (editor), Kateryna Olijnyk Longley (editor), North Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 1992 Z368496 1992 anthology criticism prose poetry autobiography

    'If a national literature is composed of the varieties of ways that inhabitants construct and represent their experiences over time, then Australia does not yet possess a national literature. Rather "Australian literature" is a sub-set of English literature which does not acknowledge the literary and cultural traditions of a third of the population. The philosophy behind "Striking Chords" is to move debates beyond the current artificial opposition between multiculturalism and Australian culture so that the latter is enriched by the inclusion of the former. Migration is, after all, part of the tradition of all non-Aboriginal Australians. "Striking Chords" is aimed at teachers at all levels of the educational sector who are interested in but puzzled by this new field and these new writers as well as at members of the general public who would also like to know more about these changes in our culture. It is not merely concerned with multiculturalism, although this is its departure and remains its main focus. It also encompasses the supposed split between writers and critics; community versus the so-called mainstream of writing; minorities within minorities; and gender, where the different ways in which men and women position themselves in these debates is of substantial interest. "Sneja Gunew is an Associate Professor at Deakin University. Kateryna Longley is a Senior Lecturer at Murdoch University.".' (Publication summary)

    North Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 1992
    pg. 146-148
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    y separately published work icon Expatriates : Contemporary Australian Tales Vasso Kalamaras , Brighton : Owl Publishing , 2011 Z1838527 2011 selected work short story Expatriates: Contemporary Australian Tales is a collection of fictional short stories reflecting the migrant experience in all its manifestations. In particular, most of the stories depict migrants who live isolated lives in farms in Western Australia during the post-war period, when mass migration occurred from countries in Southern Europe. The author, being an immigrant herself, conveys this experience with authenticity, giving voice to the voiceless, who would not have been able to write their own stories. As with the author's previous collections Other Earth, Bitterness and The Same Light, these stories, too, are characterised by gritty realism but also great lyricism. Brighton : Owl Publishing , 2011 pg. 22-25
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