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White's poetics: Patrick White through Mikhail Bakhtin

Mishra, V. (1984) White's poetics: Patrick White through Mikhail Bakhtin. Span: Journal of the South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies, 18 . pp. 54-75.

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On the door of my colleague, Dr Bob Hodge, an apparently appreciative student has pinned a Footrot Flats comic strip. In the four frames that make up this strip, the goose again outwits the farmer and while the latter fumbles for the chopper with which to bring this nuisance to an end, places a not insignificant length of its beak into his bottom. The goose - and here is my contribution to structuralism - ruminates, 'There are two kinds of geese. 18The quick and the roast. 19 I feel very much I ike the goose that's 'roast' today, especially as I'm neither an expert on Mikhail Bakhtin nor an authority on Patrick White...

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Murdoch University. Centre for Research in Culture and Communication
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/13458
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