Cyclone Country: The Language of Place and Disaster in Australian Literature (Paperback)

Cyclone Country: The Language of Place and Disaster in Australian Literature Cover Image
For price, please email Orders@booksandbooks.com
NONE / NOT IN STOCK

Description


The storm has become a universal trope in the literature of crisis, revelation and transformation. It can function as a trope of place, of apocalypse and epiphany, of cultural mythos and story, and of people and spirituality. This book explores the connections between people, place and environment through the image of cyclones within fiction and poetry from the Australian state of Queensland, the northern coast of which is characterized by these devastating storms. Analyzing a range of works including Alexis Wright's Carpentaria, Patrick White's The Eye of the Storm, and Vance Palmer's Cyclone it explains the cyclone in the Queensland literary imagination as an example of a cultural response to weather in a unique regional place. It also situates the cyclones that appear in Queensland literature within the broader global context of literary cyclones.

About the Author


Chrystopher J. Spicer has written extensively about Australian and American arts and culture. He is currently a cultural historian and adjunct senior research fellow at James Cook University, in Queensland, Australia.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781476681566
ISBN-10: 1476681562
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: September 15th, 2020
Pages: 210
Language: English