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dc.contributor.author Dale, John en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T05:04:36Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-16T05:04:36Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier 2004000463 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Dale John 2004, 'Wild Life', Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1 74114 171 0 en_US
dc.identifier.other N1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12289
dc.description.abstract Background - The borders between genre fiction and literary fiction are growing more porous, with conventions of each crosspollinating in ways not seen previously. Since Miguel de Cervantes? Don Quixote, the blending of genres has produced many of the world?s greatest works of literature. In recent years the merging of genres such as the realist novel, journalism and detective fiction have produced original hybrids of literature. With the emergence of new communication technologies and systems for delivering text, we are witnessing a breakdown of traditional generic borders and the emergence of new genres. If genres are a way of interpreting and representing our world, then as our methods of viewing the world change, so do genres. Contribution - During the past 20 years I have explored and experimented with the blending of genres: literary fiction with true crime, detective fiction and biography; and more recently in Wild Life with the merging of travel writing, essay and memoir. Significance - Wild Life is an original contribution to creative writing that is part true crime, part memoir and part fiction. It combines extensive research into the history of Beaumaris Zoo, home to the last thylacine in captivity, and research into the failed tobacco industry in rural Tasmania prior to World War 2, with travel writing and philosophical issues. It provides practitioners with a model to use when hybridising genres. Its importance was attested to by the Sydney Morning Herald who described Wild Life as outstanding and the quality of the writing as seamless. en_US
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dc.publisher Allen & Unwin en_US
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dc.title Wild Life en_US
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dc.publocation Crows Nest, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage en_US
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dc.cauo.name FASS.Cultural Studies Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 190400 en_US
dc.personcode 990395 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 book en_US
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dc.staffid 990395 en_US

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