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Ambivalence, Absence and Loss in David Malouf’s Remembering Babylon


Jones, J, Ambivalence, Absence and Loss in David Malouf's Remembering Babylon, Australian Literary Studies, 24, (2) pp. 69-82. ISSN 0004-9697 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.20314/als.9956296dce


A literary criticism of the book "Remembering Babylon," by David Malouf is presented. It explores the effectiveness of the liberal humanist discourse in the book and analyzes the concept of shared suffering by exploring non-indigenous trauma as represented by Malouf. Several authors criticized "Remembering Babylon" including notable people Peter Otto, Suvendrini Perera, and Germaine Greer, claiming on the lack of knowledge that Malouf had concerning colonial history and indigenous culture.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary studies
Research Field:Australian literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature)
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Literature
UTAS Author:Jones, J (Dr Joanne Jones)
ID Code:95389
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-10-01
Last Modified:2014-10-01

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