Subverting the Empire : Exploration in the Fiction of Thea Astley and Peter CareyPaul Genoni,
2001single work criticism — Appears in:
Journal of Australian Studies,
702001;(p. 13-21; notes 151-152)"This article examines the way in which contemporary Australian novelists use various tropes derived from exploration in order to embellish themes of personal search in their fiction. By doing so they have borrowed from the language and myths created by what was essentially an exercise in imperialism, and applied them to the quest by individuals in the settler society to find a permanent spiritual home in the new country." (p.13)
ySubverting the Empire : Explorers and Exploration in Australian FictionPaul Genoni,
AltonaToowoomba:Common Ground PublishingAssociation for the Study of Australian Literature,2004Z11343702004multi chapter work criticism 'Subverting the Empire traces the influences of Australian colonial exploration on writers of contemporary Australian fiction. Exploration journals serve as points of origin for social myths that continue to exercise the national imagination. This book examines these myths through a reading of the work of Thea Astley, Gerald Murnane and Rodney Hall' (back cover).