Title

Displaced selves in contemporary fiction, or the art of literary activism

RIS ID

98539

Publication Details

Simoes da Silva, T. "Displaced selves in contemporary fiction, or the art of literary activism." Australian Literary Studies 28 .4 (2013): 53-66.

Abstract

Tony Simoes da Silva writes: 'I explore how at times well-intentioned work is undermined by the very knowledge it seeks to create, and by the vocabulary in which it aims to do so. I have in mind in this instance a recent anthology edited by well-known Australian authors Thomas Keneally and Rosie Scott, A Country Too Far (2013). As I aim to show in a discussion of selected texts, the book is a significant example of the ways in which a desire to have an impact and the best of intentions do not always have the intended outcome' (66).

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