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Water from the Moon Illusion and Reality in the Works of Australian Novelist Christopher Koch

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ISBN-10: 1934043354

ISBN-13: 9781934043356

Edition: 2007

Authors: Jean-Francois Vernay

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List price: $99.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambria Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 228
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Writing his way to fame
The Boys in the island : otherland and the lure of otherness
The Boys in the island or the rise of a poetic novel
The Boys in the island as a lyrical novel
Schizophrenic Francis and his private inner world
The Bildungsroman : from illusion to disillusion
Francis Cullen as the archetypal antihero
Across the sea wall : when west meets east
Multifaceted Asia : literary representations of the east
The "bridge party"
"Only connect" or the culture-clash theme
Dubious identities and the art of characterization
The year of living dangerously : shadow plays and puppet masters
"So you're a hybrid" : the malaise of in-betweenness
The year of living dangerously as a palimpsest
"Shadow play" : the manipulation game
Fictional reality strikes back : realism and the historical novel
A baroque-inspired Weltanschauung
The art of fiction
The Doubleman : "the will to believe"
Textus Absconditus : The Doubleman as a "modern fairy tale"
The double motif : the divided self
God and other Gods
Turning a blind eye to reality
Plato's cave allegory and the postcolonial dilemma
Highways to a war : history and the haunting past
From Legenda to Muthos
In search of heroes
Superstitions and the omnipotence fallacy
"The past is alive, and full of juices"
From fiction to friction : of influence
Out of Ireland : utopia in the antipodes
Tasmania in the days of yore
Down under or the antipodean theme
Australia Felix : the utopian project
Hell on Earth : the demoniacal vision and the convict system