Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 The Colonizer's Gift of Cursing : Satire in David Foster's Moonlite
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'Moonlite offers a more complex account of colonialism than the simple colonizer / colonized dichotomy. The source of its humour lies in the multiple ironies of history, where the colonized colonize in turn. Despsite the tragedy of loss and displacement, the novel suggests that the process has a degree of inherent silliness as settler-societies, like Australia, mimic and admire the patterns of the colonzing society that has expolited them.'

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    y Cheeky Fictions : Laughter and the Postcolonial Susanne Reichl (editor), Mark Stein (editor), Amsterdam : Rodopi , 2005 Z1221558 2005 anthology criticism "For the first time, this collection gathers a group of international specialists in postcolonial transcultural studies to analyse the functions of laughter, the comic and humor in a wide range of cultural texts." - Back cover. Amsterdam : Rodopi , 2005 pg. 107-116
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  • Moonlite David Foster 1981 single work novel
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