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Emily Potter argues that Andrew McGahan's The White Earth exhibits a 'poetic of memory' whereby 'subjects, events and effects' cross-pollinate. This she terms 'an ecological poetics of memory' and suggests that ecology, rather than chronology, offers 'a different poetics to temporal relations', one that refuses 'the silence that has settled over postcolonial negotiations' in Australia.

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    y separately published work icon Antipodes vol. 20 no. 2 December 2006 Z1355030 2006 periodical issue 2006 pg. 177-182
    Note: Works cited: pp.181-182.

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The Unbearable (Im)Possibility of Belonging : Andrew McGahan’s The White Earth Martina Horakova , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature 2010; (p. 109-128)
This chapter explores ‘the ‘postcolonial uncertainty’ of settler belonging from the purely outsider’s perspective of someone who does not live in Australia but is nevertheless intrigued by the apparently disturbing dilemma of non-Indigenous Australians attempting to articulate a fulfilling relationship to their land.’ (p 110)
The Unbearable (Im)Possibility of Belonging : Andrew McGahan’s The White Earth Martina Horakova , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature 2010; (p. 109-128)
This chapter explores ‘the ‘postcolonial uncertainty’ of settler belonging from the purely outsider’s perspective of someone who does not live in Australia but is nevertheless intrigued by the apparently disturbing dilemma of non-Indigenous Australians attempting to articulate a fulfilling relationship to their land.’ (p 110)
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