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Multiple worlds

Don Randall

in David Malouf

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068324
eISBN:
9781781701140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068324.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyses Fly Away Peter and Harland's Half Acre, which bring Malouf into focus as a writer of multiple-worlds fictions. In Fly Away Peter, the pluralisation of the fictional world gives ... More


Introduction: How to Avoid the G-Word

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

in Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156622
eISBN:
9780231527422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156622.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This introductory chapter presents the book’s fourfold task, which consists of providing a historical account of the workings of multiple-world cosmologies; outlining contemporary standards of the ... More


The Great World

Don Randall

in David Malouf

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068324
eISBN:
9781781701140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068324.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses The Great World, Malouf's novel that has a multiple-worlds orientation and is a novel of transactions. It addresses the questions posed by this novel, which are how one would ... More


Less Than One, Then

Jean-Luc Nancy and Aurélien Barrau

in What's These Worlds Coming To?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263332
eISBN:
9780823266326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263332.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses how the one as a pure singular, an identity unto itself, has not taken place, nor has it ever started to take place. Again, there seems to be a play of words where the strike ... More


Shape-shifters and Disciplined Bodies: Feminist Tactics, Science Fiction, and Fantasy

Eleanor Ty

in Unfastened: Globality and Asian North American Narratives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665075
eISBN:
9781452946368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665075.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter studies Asian American Chitra Divakaruni’s The Mistress of Spices and Asian Canadian Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish Girl. These novels use magic realism and fantasy as a primary way to ... More


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