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