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Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 Home and Away: Reconciling the Local and the Global
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Puts the case for 'a literary and cultural recognition of the local and particular in people's lives' while acknowledging the value of modern pluralism. Expresses hope for the development of 'a kind of international regionalism which incorporates the benfits of global communications with those of primary identification with a place, region and community'.


  • Paper presented at The Local and the Global Conference, Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies held in Delhi from 14-15 November 1997.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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    y separately published work icon Salt Salt 11 : In the Mix: International Regionalism & Hypermodernism 1 vol. 11 John Kinsella (editor), South Fremantle : Fremantle Press Folio / Salt , 1999 Z890059 1999 periodical issue South Fremantle : Fremantle Press Folio / Salt , 1999 pg. 231-244
Author's note suggests this is a revised version of the earlier publication.
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Homing In : Essays on Australian Literature and Selfhood Bruce Bennett , Perth : Network , 2006 Z1283394 2006 selected work criticism essay autobiography 'With a population base of some 20 million people in the early years of the twenty-first century, Australia is widely recognised as ‘punching above its weight’ in the field of international literature in English. When questions of literary merit are raised, Patrick White’s Nobel Prize for literature in 1973 is often cited together with David Malouf’s Impac award, Thomas Keneally’s and Peter Carey’s Booker prizes, Kate Grenville’s Orange prize and the Queens’s gold medal for poetry to Judith Wright, Les Murray and Peter Porter. Although some of these authors are discussed in the present book, readers will also encounter a variety of other Australian writers, living and dead, from colonial to post-colonial times, including :Louis Becke, Jack Davis, Yasmine Gooneratne, Ee Tiang Hong, Dorothy Hewitt, A D Hope, Clive James, Oodgeroo, John Boyle O’Reilly and Tim Winton. This heterogeneous group includes Indigenous Australians, immigrants, expatriates, long and short term residents and an Irish political prisoner. The main criterion for inclusion in these essays is not the canonical status of authors but their fruitful engagement with themes of alienation and belonging in a changing Australia.'

     (Publication summary)

    Perth : Network , 2006
    pg. 131-135;notes 270-271
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131-135;notes 270-271 Home and Away: Reconciling the Local and the Globalsmall AustLit logo
231-244 Home and Away: Reconciling the Local and the Globalsmall AustLit logo Salt