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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 Going Bush: Performing the Pastoral in Peter Carey's Bliss
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Esutace argues that 'in calling attention to the way the pastoral is performed as a legitimizing ritual by the narrators of Bliss, Peter Carey invites readers to consider how its continued iteration in contempoary Australian discourse is essential to negotiations of national identity and contemporary Australian subjectivities. He invites readers to see beyond the narrative romanticizations of the bush to consider the psychological and ideological impulses behind Australian performances of the bush. And he highlights how the process of going bush - and narrating the journey - ... carry fairly significant territorial implications.'

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    y separately published work icon Antipodes vol. 20 no. 2 December 2006 Z1355030 2006 periodical issue 2006 pg. 108-116
    Note: Endnotes and list of works cited: pp.113-116.
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108-116 Going Bush: Performing the Pastoral in Peter Carey's Blisssmall AustLit logo Antipodes
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  • Bliss Peter Carey , 1981 single work novel
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