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The "unimaginable border" and bare life in Eva Hornung's Dog Boy

Neave, Lucy

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This article offers a consideration of the figure of the feral child in Australian writer Eva Hornung’s Dog Boy (2009), a novel based on stories circulating in the media about children raised by dogs in post-perestroika Russia. The book was praised for its exploration of the liminal space occupied by its protagonist, Romochka, the ecocritical potential in the idea of ferality, and its grimly realistic portrayal of both Romochka’s privations and the comfort offered by the company and loyalty of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017-03-01
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/197078
Source: Journal of Commonwealth Literature
DOI: 10.1177/0021989417692389

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