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Contexts and intertexts

Don Randall

in David Malouf

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print May 2007 | ISBN: 9780719068324
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701140 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719068324.003.0001
Contexts and intertexts

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This chapter introduces David Malouf, a writer known for his concern with encounters between self and other. It describes his works as possessing a strong tendency to find in otherness—or alterity—the orientation and stimulus for a creative unsettling of identity. It provides some monographs that contain descriptions of Malouf as a writer and notes that he shares the same concerns with another famous writer, namely Rudyard Kipling. It compares Malouf with Kipling and studies the postcolonial character of Malouf's writing.

Keywords: David Malouf; self; other; identity; Rudyard Kipling; postcolonial character

Chapter.  4074 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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