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Is Prowse's Rectum a Grave?: Jouissance, Reparative Transnationalism and Patrick White's The Twyborn Affair

Moore, Jackson

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This paper argues that the depiction of the character Don Prowse in Patrick White’s The Twyborn Affair offers itself as a space of libidinal investment, and in doing so offers readers of this text an opportunity to re-engage with Australia’s nationalist literary tradition. The hyper-masculine Prowse stands as an emblem of Australia’s cultural heritage, as a link to the ubiquitous bushman of the ubiquitous 1890s. But what does it mean when this character, and by extension this literary...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/170583
Source: JASAL: Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature
Access Rights: Open Access

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