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A Republican Poet in the White Queen's Africa:Reading Harrison's "The Railroad Heroides"

Regan, Christine

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Tony Harrison's “African poems” appear in the major poem sequence “The White Queen”, from The Loiners (1970), and are set in a range of historical periods and locations in West Africa. The poems in the sequence stand alone but are also thematically interrelated, addressing in different ways the colonial confrontation between Europe and Africa. In “The Railroad Heroides”, the second poem in the “The White Queen” sequence, the suicidal White Queen is holidaying in the Canary Islands, a Spanish...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/164993
Source: English Studies
DOI: 10.1080/0013838X.2018.1541216

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