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'If the past is a foreign country, then we are all exiles shipwrecked in the present. Our fate is fraught with risks. We need only think of The Tempest, Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver's Travels, Lord of the Flies, Wide Sargasso Sea, The Fortunes of Richard Mahony, the Transit of Venus, The Commandant, and A Fringe of Leaves. Then turn our thoughts to Remembering Babylon and The Secret River. Different spaces - temporal, geographical, political, and textual -different risks. (p 164)


  • Epigraph:

    • How strange it is, to be standing leaning against the current of time. -W.G. Sebald
    • Only the grass stands up to mark the dancing ring... - Judith Wright

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    y separately published work icon Etchings no. 2 2007 Z1425730 2007 periodical issue 2007 pg. 164-173
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