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Issue Details: First known date: 2007-2008... 2007-2008 A Wilderness of Mirrors: Perspectives on 'the Spying Game' in Australian Literature
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'The principal focus of this paper is on four novels by Australians published from the 1990s which engage significantly with 'the spying game': Ric Throssells' In a Wilderness of Mirrors (1992), Frank Moorhouse's Grand Days (1993), Christopher Koch's Highways to a War (1996) and Janette Turner Hosptial's Due Preparations for the Plague (2003). Each of these novels throws light ... on the profession of espionage and its impact on individuals. A picture emerges of mobile, trans-national individiuals engaged in clandestine activity which tests their intelligence, commitment and conscience and brings into question the causes they support.' (p.10)


  • A shorter version of this paper was presented at the 2007 ASAL conference at the University of Western Australia.

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    y separately published work icon Zeitschrift fur Australienstudien ZFA no. 21-22 2007-2008 Z1523624 2007-2008 periodical issue 2007-2008 pg. 10-21
    Note: Bibliography appears on p.21; end notes on p.267.
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