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The Resource Islands, identity and the literary imagination, Elizabeth McMahon, (electronic resource)

Islands, identity and the literary imagination, Elizabeth McMahon, (electronic resource)

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Islands, identity and the literary imagination
Title
Islands, identity and the literary imagination
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth McMahon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Australia is the planet's sole island continent. This book argues that the uniqueness of this geography has shaped Australian history and culture, including its literature. Further, it shows how the fluctuating definition of the island continent throws new light on the relationship between islands and continents in the mapping of modernity. The book links the historical and geographical conditions of islands with their potent role in the imaginary of European colonisation. It prises apart the tangled web of geography, fantasy, desire and writing that has framed the Western understanding of islands: their real and material conditions and their symbolic resonance from antiquity into globalised modernity. The book also traces how this spatial imaginary has shaped the modern 'man' who is imagined as being the island's natural inhabitant or mirror. Importantly, the book challenges these habits of thought by their relocation within larger topological and imaginary visions from islanders themsleves"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McMahon, Elizabeth
Dewey number
820.9/994
LC call number
PR9604.3
LC item number
.M35 2016
Series statement
Anthem studies in Australian literature and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australian literature
  • Islands in literature
  • Geography in literature
  • Place (Philosophy) in literature
  • National characteristics, Australian, in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Australian & Oceanian
  • ARCHITECTURE / Landscape
Label
Islands, identity and the literary imagination, Elizabeth McMahon, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Section 1. Islands Real and Imaginary; Introduction; Chapter One. What's in a Metaphor: 'No Man is an Island'; Section 2. Islands: Making the Planet, World, Globe; Chapter Two: The First and Last Of New Worlds: The Caribbean and Australia; Chapter Three: Insular and Continental Interiors: The Shifting Map of Literary Universalism after the War; Section 3. Dreams and Nightmares; Chapter Four: Accidents of Empire: Shipwrecks and Castaways; Chapter Five: The Best and Worst of Times: Utopias, Dystopias, Archipelagos
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001715699
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781783085347
Lccn
2016016118
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001715699
Label
Islands, identity and the literary imagination, Elizabeth McMahon, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Section 1. Islands Real and Imaginary; Introduction; Chapter One. What's in a Metaphor: 'No Man is an Island'; Section 2. Islands: Making the Planet, World, Globe; Chapter Two: The First and Last Of New Worlds: The Caribbean and Australia; Chapter Three: Insular and Continental Interiors: The Shifting Map of Literary Universalism after the War; Section 3. Dreams and Nightmares; Chapter Four: Accidents of Empire: Shipwrecks and Castaways; Chapter Five: The Best and Worst of Times: Utopias, Dystopias, Archipelagos
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001715699
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781783085347
Lccn
2016016118
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001715699

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