'Reclaiming the rubbish': outcasts, transformation and the topos of the painter-seer in the work of Patrick White and David Malouf

Ackland, Michael (2016) 'Reclaiming the rubbish': outcasts, transformation and the topos of the painter-seer in the work of Patrick White and David Malouf. Le Simplegadi, XIV (16). pp. 27-36.

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Abstract

Settled by white convicts and often by people with few prospects in the Old World, Australia was sometimes thought of negatively as a dumping ground of miscreants and ne'er-do-wells. This paper traces how, post-war, this per ception was challenged in the fiction of Patrick White and David Malouf, which depicts local versions of the outcast artist in actual rubbish dumps and the creative, regenerative transformations that can occur there.

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Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
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Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 23:35
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200502 Australian Literature (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature) @ 100%
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