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A collection of essays by various Australian and European authors on a wide range of Australian cultural topics, this is a story of struggle and achievement and occasional failure. Departures deals with innovation and transgression in Australian literature and history and brings out the vitality of Australian culture as it meets new more

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  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 161 x 234.7 x 21.3mm | 567g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 0522849954
  • 9780522849950

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"The diversity (of essays in the book) suggests a reson for departures as the hold-all phrase: the unfettered, fresh questioning, from a surprising range of points-of-view, of Australia and its reinventions of itself... All praise to Melbourne University Press for publishing the book." --"Canberra Times"show more

About Xavier Pons

Xavier Pons is a professor of English at the University of Toulouse-Le Mirail and a past president of the European Association for Studies on Australia (EASA). He is the author of "Out of Eden" and "A Sheltered Land" and has translated three Australian novels into French. He lives in Toulouse, more