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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 'The Art of Gain': Usury and Substance in Elizabeth Jolley's The Newspaper of Claremont Street
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Patrick West argues: 'The primary effect of Elizabeth Jolley's novel The Newspaper of Claremont Street is a denial of any lasting Aboriginal presence on Australian land. It produces this effect by "filling the space" of potential Aboriginality with a universalized presentation of the archaic, European, economic antagonism between usury and substance.... the most objectionable thing about The Newspaper of Claremont Street is that its fundamental preoccupation is elevated into myth, making of the complete novel a powerful instrument of white colonization.' (p.65)

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    y separately published work icon Antipodes vol. 22 no. 1 June 2008 Z1521663 2008 periodical issue 2008 pg. 65-70
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