AustLit logo
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Masterless Men in a Masterful Land : Judith Wright’s Generation of Men
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Judith Wright in Generations of Men reconstructs her past generations and their resilient struggle to master the alien landscape with all its traumas, pain and struggle in order to transform it to a 'place'. This paper tries to locate Wright's passionate attempt in this book to see the unique landscape of Australia as linked inextricably to the erosion, endurance and struggles of the mindscape of humanity, and to see how the landscape inheres the alterities of the spatial/cultural binarism. In this landscape a Protean mystery dies with the death of the black aboriginals but is once more reborn in the poet's mnemonic homage. The paper tries to establish Wright as being above the category of a mere environmentalist, and argues for her poetics as a humanist celebration of Australia as a landscape of cornucopia as well as a problematization of the spatial dimensions of oppression and denial unacknowledged in a history of national reconciliation.' (Author's abstract).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Last amended 4 Oct 2011 13:23:26
145-153 http://rupkatha.com/V2/n2/JudithWrightGenerationofMen.pdf Masterless Men in a Masterful Land : Judith Wright’s Generation of Mensmall AustLit logo Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
X