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Antipodean America free pdf A sweeping study that spans two continents and over three hundred years of literary history, Antipodean America argues that images of Australasia as an imagined "end of the earth" establishes the presence of an understudied historical and global consciousness, oriented toward the Pacific, in American literature. Paul Giles shows how places like Australia and New Zealand become the silent other whose likenesses to the US induce condescension, fear, paranoia, envy, rivalry, and narcissistic appropriation. The American engagement with Australasia, Giles demonstrates, has been constant since the eighteenth century and it is evinced in works by the most canonical figures in US literary history. Reading a range of works by figures like Benjamin Franklin, Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Raymond Chandler, and John Ashbery, alongside writers like Miles Franklin, Peter Carey, and J.M. Coetzee, Antipodean America provides a welcome transnational perspective that will redefine our perception of what constitutes American literature.

About Professor Paul Giles

Paul Giles is Professor and Challis Chair of English at the University of Sydney. He is the author of several books, including The Global Remapping of American Literature (Princeton UP, 2010), Atlantic Republic: The American Tradition in English Literature (OUP-UK, 2006), and Virtual Americas: Transnational Fictions and the Transatlantic Imaginary (Duke UP, 2002).

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Author : Professor Paul Giles
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Data Published : 02 December 2013
ISBN : 0199301565
EAN : 9780199301560
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 546 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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