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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Otherness in the Novels of Patrick White
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'The central argument of the thesis, the representation and reception of otherness, is followed throughout White's novels with the support of a complex critical instrumentarium made up of postcolonial theory, reader response theory, cultural-critical frameworks, alterity theory, and narratology. ... [Otherness] functions on several levels and this requires a deeper entanglement on the part of the reader. The different levels ... are embodied in the various Others who people White's novels: ethnic Others as members of the Australian multicultural society and the Aborigines as colonial Others, as well as gender Others, who also play an important role in White's fictional world. ...' (From publisher's blurb)

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  • Contents: Introducing Patrick White - The Biographical Other - Australia, a Country of the Mind - Outsiders Inside - The Selfhood of the Other - Conclusion.

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