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A politics of the Dreamtime : destructive and regenerative rainbows in Alexis Wright's Carpentaria

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posted on 2008-01-01, 00:00 authored by Frances Devlin-Glass
A literary criticism of the book "Carpentaria," by Alexis Wright is presented. It discusses the representation of indigenous knowledge in the novel. It outlines the characters and explores the symbolic significance of these characters. It examines the themes of the novel, including the dreamtime mythology as an alternative form of scientific discourse. An overview of the story of the novel is also given.

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Journal

Australian literary studies

Volume

23

Issue

4

Pagination

392 - 407

Publisher

University of Queensland

Location

Hobart, Tas.

ISSN

0004-9697

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

Copyright notice

2008, University of Queensland Press

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