Searching for Eden. Chapter 7: Networks of time

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McLaren, John (1990) Searching for Eden. Chapter 7: Networks of time. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

Abstract

Contains a discourse on the literature of the New World - the new worlds of the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. Wilderness writing like Ken Kesey's Sometimes a Great Notion, set in Oregon, or Rodney Hall's Just Relations, set in Australia, goes beyond the idea of man as a hunter to show him as part of a network which includes the past which has produced his culture and the environment with this culture tangled to produce the present. Nature is neither merely a primitive source of strength nor a resource to be exploited, but an element to be both controlled and respected. Nature creates the possibility of love, but it also provides the means of power. These books deal with the struggle between power and love to create a community which will satisfy the needs and desires of all those who work and live in it.

Item type Other
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/17571
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
Current > Collections > McLaren Papers
Keywords literature, nature, culture, love, work, sexuality, novels, MCLAREN-BOXD10-DOC10
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