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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 Traces of Trauma: Loss and Longing in Too Many Men
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'In both her fiction and autobiographical essays, author Lily Brett describes the process of travelling 'home' to Poland as an adult child of Holocaust survivors. In a close reading of her novel Too Many Men, I will discuss the contemporary concern with returning to the 'past' for a sense of contemporary 'self' represented in this novel. In Too Many Men the protagonist Ruth journeys to Poland with her father, visiting the sites of his former life and the places of his family's destruction. However, the journey represents very different things for these two characters. Sites of memory, 'simulation' and the 'trace' are key ideas adopted in this reading.' (JASAL abstract)

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    y separately published work icon JASAL Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature vol. 6 no. 1 2007 Z1304143 2007 periodical issue 2007 pg. 79-90
    Note: Includes notes and list of works cited.
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