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Type: Journal article
Title: Irish roots, Australian rhizomes: ancestry and diasporic cultural identity in the works of Thomas Keneally and Christopher Koch
Author: Habel, C.
Citation: The Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, 2008; 7:37-49
Publisher: Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand
Issue Date: 2008
ISSN: 1837-1094
Department: Centre for Learning and Professional Development
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Chad Habel
Abstract: The contrasting ideas of ancestry and diasporic cultural identity portrayed in the works of Thomas Keneally and Christopher Koch are analysed. The concept of an arborescent Irish ancestry depending on a linear and direct connection portrayed in Thomas Keneally's novels such as 'Bring Larks and Heroes' is compared to Christopher Koch's rhizomatic Irish ancestry based on lateral, networked relationships expressed in his novels 'Highways to a War' (1995) and 'Out of Ireland' (1999).
Subject: Psychoanalysis in literature; Irish literature -- History and criticism; Ireland -- Relations -- Australia; Australia -- Relations -- Ireland
Rights: Copyright © 2008 RMIT Publishing
RMID: 0020109745
Published version: http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=305848258036250;res=IELHSS
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