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Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 What Colour Are the Dead? Madness, Race and National Gaze in Henry Lawson's The Bush Undertaker
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Lee examines the National vs Imperial contestation for power in 'The Bush Undertaker' in the dicourse of the narrator and the hatter. The space between what the narrator 'knows' and reality is the site where the 'eccentric' or 'mad' emerges. This is the 'other' - that which is outside the Australian's 'national gaze'. Lee concludes that a 'stoic-heroic disengagement with [the grand Australian Bush] . . . identifies the character of the Australian Nation'.

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    y separately published work icon Kunapipi vol. 13 no. 3 1991 Z620152 1991 periodical issue 1991 pg. 14-25
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    y separately published work icon The AustLit Anthology of Criticism Leigh Dale , Linda Hale , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2010 Z1679436 2010 anthology criticism The articles collected here have been selected with non-specialist readers in mind and aim to provide insights and valuable understandings into the works of important Australian writers. Upper secondary and lower tertiary students and general readers will find these articles useful for the study of leading Australian writers whether that is happening in years 11 and 12; first, second and third year university courses; or reading groups. St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2010 pg. 25
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