Land as the source of opposition

McLaren, John (1990) Land as the source of opposition. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)


This paper explores a number of assumptions about the factors of literary production, and in particular examines the way in which the physical environment, the land, acts in new world writing resisting the assumptions of the invading culture. Included are some ideas on the structural analysis of literature, with the author analysing the dialectical model implicit in most structural analyses of literature, and proposing a new three-part productive structure which is constantly seeking balance between its parts: land, individuals and culture.

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2 drafts of a lecture delivered in 1990 at Victoria University.

Item type Other
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 2004 Linguistics
Historical > FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
Current > Collections > McLaren Papers
Keywords western culture, literature, writers, America, New Zealand, structural analysis, culture, critical essays, dialectical model, structural linguistics, social structures, novels, MCLAREN-BOXB7-DOC4, MCLAREN-BOXB1-DOC29
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