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The Great World

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/9780719068324.003.0005
The Great World

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This chapter discusses The Great World, Malouf's novel that has a multiple-worlds orientation and is a novel of transactions. It addresses the questions posed by this novel, which are how one would live in the new world of post-war Australia and what kind of history the novel tries to give. This chapter also reveals the various Australian experiences of war that are presented in this novel.

Keywords: novel of transactions; multiple-worlds orientation; post-war Australia; history; experiences of war

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Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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