'The Poetry of the Earth is Never Dead': Australia's Road Writing

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dc.contributor.author Falconer, Delia en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T04:59:17Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-16T04:59:17Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2009000891 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Falconer Delia 2009, ''The Poetry of the Earth is Never Dead': Australia's Road Writing', Association for the Study of Australian Literature, vol. 2009, no. Special Is, pp. 1-16. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1447-8986 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/11869
dc.description.abstract This article discusses the process of editing The Australian Book of the Road. It uses William Hay?s ?An Australian Rip Van Winkle? as an exemplary Australian road text. With its diffuse sense of hauntedness, multiple time-warps, and eerie appropriation of northern hemisphere literary texts, Hay?s story offers a suggestive frame for reflecting on our relationship with the road in Australia and the way it is figured in our writing; to consider the road not only as a material artefact represented by our road texts but a set of cultural traditions and tropes. Its layered hauntings offer paths to unpacking of the odd sense of unease that permeates so many of these road stories. Using ?road writing? (my own term) as a strategic generic category through which disparate works can be interpreted, this paper will consider them as instances of ?spatial history?, following Paul Carter, opposed to more triumphalist literary traditions. It will also, finally, consider the Australian road within a global context; in particular, the strategic ways in which these stories play with strategies of adaptation. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Association for the Study of Australian Literature en_US
dc.title 'The Poetry of the Earth is Never Dead': Australia's Road Writing en_US
dc.parent Journal of the Association for the study of Australian ... en_US
dc.journal.volume 2009 en_US
dc.journal.number Special Is en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 16 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 190400 en_US
dc.personcode 034107 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Performing Arts and Creative Writing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
dc.custom en_US
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dc.description.keywords NA en_US
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dc.staffid 034107 en_US


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