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The Secret River

By Kate Grenville
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Isbn : 1443400025
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 559
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A life of petty crime and poverty on the streets of 19th-century London sentences William Thornhill—along with his wife and children—to exile in the colonial outpost of Australia. But among the convicts of New South Wales there is a whisper of the possibility of freedom, away from Sydney and up the Hawkesbury River, for those who dare to stake a claim. In a richly layered epic that recalls such international modern classics as The True History of the Kelly Gang, Kate Grenville tells the heart-wrenching story of a family in exile. Sweeping across the 19th century, from the teeming banks of the Thames in London to the hardscrabble frontier settlement of Sydney, Australia, The Secret River sets us down in an unforgiving land and masterfully confronts us with the brutal price of colonization.

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This book is about how Australians have responded to stories about suffering and injustice in Australia, presented in a range of public media, including literature, history, films, and television. Those who have responded are both ordinary and prominent Australians—politicians, writers, and scholars. All have sought to come to terms with Australia's history by responding empathetically to stories of its marginalized citizens.Drawing upon international scholarship on collective memory, public history, testimony, and witnessing, this book represents a cultural history of contemporary Australia. It examines the forms of witnessing that dominated Australian public culture at the turn of the millennium. Since the late 1980s, witnessing has developed in Australia in response to the increasingly audible voices of indigenous peoples, migrants, and more recently, asylum seekers. As these voices became public, they posed a challenge not only to scholars and politicians, but also, most importantly, to ordinary citizens.When former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered his historic apology to Australia's indigenous peoples in February 2008, he performed an act of collective witnessing that affirmed the testimony and experiences of Aboriginal Australians. The phenomenon of witnessing became crucial, not only to the recognition and reparation of past injustices, but to efforts to create a more cosmopolitan Australia in the present. This is a vital addition to Transaction's critically acclaimed Memory and Narrative series.

Claiming Space for Australian Women’s Writing

By Devaleena Das,Sanjukta Dasgupta
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319504002
  • Pages : 353
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 289
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This volume explores the subterfuges, strategies, and choices that Australian women writers have navigated in order to challenge patriarchal stereotypes and assert themselves as writers of substance. Contextualized within the pioneering efforts of white, Aboriginal, and immigrant Australian women in initiating an alternative literary tradition, the text captures a wide range of multiracial Australian women authors’ insightful reflections on crucial issues such as war and silent mourning, emergence of a Australian national heroine, racial purity and Aboriginal motherhood, communism and activism, feminist rivalry, sexual transgressions, autobiography and art of letter writing, city space and female subjectivity, lesbianism, gender implications of spatial categories, placement and displacement, dwelling and travel, location and dislocation and female body politics. Claiming Space for Australian Women’s Writing tracks Australian women authors’ varied journeys across cultural, political and racial borders in the canter of contemporary political discourse.

The 'vision of the victors' and 'the vision of the vanquished'

By Nina Liewald
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  • Publisher : Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
  • Isbn : 3828853455
  • Pages : 168
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 751
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2008 was the year of the 220th anniversary of permanent white settlement in Australia - a year of celebration, but not for all citizens. The iconography of Australia packaged for the tourist industry is full of Aboriginal motifs, but the ongoing debate about frontier conflict, violence, dispossession and different interpretations of Indigenous rights and history shows the undiminished importance and force of those topics for Australian society. But which literary answers do Aboriginal and white authors give to these issues and in which way do their interpretations differ from the tradition of colonial politics, historiography and anthropology, which has interpreted frontier conflict in terms of stereotypical categorizations of civilization and savagery for nearly two centuries? Nina Liewald explores the potential of contemporary Australian novels to question colonial dichotomies and bridge cultural divides and contextualizes them within a literary and cultural framework. Detailed narratological analyses give an insight into the way colonial stereotypes about religion, sexuality, violence, language and orality are represented, questioned or inverted. The so-called Australian "History Wars" - a fundamental controversy about the interpretation of Australian history and Aboriginal rights that fuelled political debates from Paul Keating to John Howard - serve as an important reference point for the novels under discussion and show the undiminished explosiveness of the topic.

Memory and Political Change

By A. Assmann,L. Shortt
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 0230354246
  • Pages : 223
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 728
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Examining the role of memory in the transition from totalitarian to democratic systems, this book makes an important contribution to memory studies. It explores memory as a medium of and impediment to change, looking at memory's biological, cultural, narrative and socio-psychological dimensions.

Historical Noir

By Barry Forshaw
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  • Publisher : Oldcastle Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 0857301365
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 443
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It's one of the most successful - and surprising - of phenomena in the entire crime fiction genre: detectives (and proto-detectives) solving crimes in earlier eras. There is now an army of historical sleuths operating from the mean streets of ancient Rome to the Cold War era of the 1950s. And this astonishingly varied offshoot of the crime genre, as well as keeping bookshop tills ringing, is winning a slew of awards, notably the prestigious CWA Historical Dagger. Barry Forshaw, one of the UK s leading experts on crime fiction, has written a lively, wide-ranging and immensely informed history of the genre, which might be said to have begun in earnest with Ellis Peters crime-solving monk Brother Cadfael in the 1970s and Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose in 1980 (with another monkish detective), but which has now taken readers to virtually every era and locale in the past. As in earlier entries in his Noir series, Forshaw has produced the perfect reader's guide to a fascinating field; every major writer is considered, often through a concentration on one or two key books, and exciting new talents are highlighted. 'Historical Noir covers crime novels (and their authors) set in ancient Greece and beyond to the 1950s ... what a splendid, varied bunch Forshaw provides' - Times 'A very worthy addition to this great series' - Crime Squad Look out for the other books in Barry Forshaw's Noir series, Euro Noir, Nordic Noir, Brit Noir and American Noir, and for his latest book, Crime Fiction: A Reader's Guide.

The Golden Eagle and the Fiddle of Doom: the Rising of Souls

By Fergal Joe
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1479744506
  • Pages : 173
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 825
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This story is about a man called Rhymes Ramose and the way he tried to destroy the world after a man called King Hovercraft killed his sister Hanneck Ramose. It also tells the story about how people tried to stop him from destroying the world for Rhymes Ramose holds the rest of us responsible for his sisters death. The story begins when a plane crashes in a desert. The pilot asks a man called Captain John Coiners why a ship is left in the desert. The pilots name is Keith Black. John tells him that he was the captain of the ship and that the ship is called the Red Dragon. He also tells him the history about how they found the Fiddle of Doom and that his son Michael burnt a Golden Eagle and that Michael was put into prison. He tells Keith that he would do anything for his son. He also tells Keith Black about a man called Treeon Littlewood and the story that he told him and the crew of the Red Dragon.

Reckoning with the Past

By Ashley Barnwell,Joseph Cummins
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1351613359
  • Pages : 132
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 933
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This is the first book to examine how Australian fiction writers draw on family histories to reckon with the nation’s colonial past. Located at the intersection of literature, history, and sociology, it explores the relationships between family storytelling, memory, and postcolonial identity. With attention to the political potential of family histories, Reckoning with the Past argues that authors’ often autobiographical works enable us to uncover, confront, and revise national mythologies. An important contribution to the emerging global conversation about multidirectional memory and the need to attend to the effects of colonisation, this book will appeal to an interdisciplinary field of scholarly readers.

Globaletics and Radicant Aesthetics in Australian Fiction

By Salhia Ben-Messahel
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 1527506975
  • Pages : 217
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 397
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This book focuses on the issues of space, culture and identity in recent Australian fiction. It discusses the work of 15 authors to show that, in Australia, the meaning of “country” remains critical and cultural belonging is still a difficult process. Interrogating the definition of Australia as a “post-colonial nation” and its underlying extension from Britain, it applies Nicolas Bourriaud’s concept of the Radicant to examine Australian writing beyond the “post” of “post-colonialism”. The book shows that some authors are engaged in writing about the country and the time in which they live, but that they also share common critical views on the definition of multiculturalism, the belonging to place, and integration in the nation. The volume suggests that theories of cultural hybridism presented as a decolonising methodology in fact dissolve singularity in the same way that globalisation creates standardisation. It argues that 21st century Australian fiction depicts the subject as a radicant and that Australian culture constitutes a mobile entity unconnected to any soil.