Sheer Edge. Aspects of Identity in David Malouf´s Writing

Document type: Monographs
Author(s): Karin Hansson
Title: Sheer Edge. Aspects of Identity in David Malouf´s Writing
Series: Lund Studies in English
Year: 1991
Pagination: 170
ISBN: 91-7966-149-1
ISSN: 0076-1451
Publisher: Lund University Press
City: Lund
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Dept. of the Humanities (Institutionen för humaniora)
Dept. of Humanities S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 780 00
http://human2.ihu.hk-r.se/
Authors e-mail: karin.hansson@ihu.hk-r.se
Language: English
Abstract: The Australian writer David malouf deserves more critical attention, especially in Europe, than is generally recognized. This first full-length critical study has been undertaken in the conviction that a serious assessment of his oeuvre is due. Its purpose is to investigate and illuminate the continuity and unity of Malouf´s fiction and poetry by focusing on aspects of identity in his writing. All his published works testify to his attempt to define and preserve individual identity "at the edge of darkness" through interrelations, language, imagination and art in a wrold of disintegrating humanist values.
Subject: The Humanities\English
Keywords: Literature criticism, Australia
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