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David Malouf
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David Malouf

Don Randall

Abstract

This study situates Malouf within the field of contemporary international and postcolonial writing, but without losing sight of the author's affiliation with Australian contexts. It presents an original reading of Malouf, finding the unity of his work in the continuity of his ethical concerns: for Malouf, human lives find their value in transformations, specifically in instances of self-overcoming that encounters with difference or otherness provoke. However, the book is fully aware of, and informed by, the quite ample body of criticism on Malouf, and thus provides readers with a broad-based u ... More

Keywords: David Malouf, postcolonial writing, transformations, self-overcoming, encounters with difference, otherness, Australian literature, international writing, unity, ethical concerns

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780719068324
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719068324.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Don Randall, author