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Healing, Catharsis and Reconciliation: Water as Metaphor in Ghost River

Sefton-Rowston, Adelle (2016). Healing, Catharsis and Reconciliation: Water as Metaphor in Ghost River. Le Simplegadi,14(16):86-94.

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Title Healing, Catharsis and Reconciliation: Water as Metaphor in Ghost River
Author Sefton-Rowston, Adelle
Journal Name Le Simplegadi
Publication Date 2016
Volume Number 14
Issue Number 16
eISSN 1824-5226
Start Page 86
End Page 94
Total Pages 9
Place of Publication Italy
Publisher Universita degli Studi di Udine * Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Straniere
Abstract Abstract I:

Questo articolo esplora la possibilità di catarsi interculturale attraverso la letteratura, le connessioni metaforiche e le rappresentazioni del luogo ne Il fiume fantasma di Tony Birch (2015). L’acqua, la pioggia ed essenzialmente il fiume, simboleggiano la costruzione di una nazione e la riconciliazione di relazioni razziali tra indigeni e non indigeni. La teoria della catarsi aristotelica è dunque decostruita e ricostruita sulla base delle filosofie indigene e il dialogo interculturale per esplorare le idee relative alla costruzione di relazioni come viaggio spirituale collegato alle direzioni testuali del paesaggio.

Abstract II:

This article explores the possibility of intercultural catharsis through literature, metaphorical connections and representations of place in Tony Birch’s Ghost River (2015). Water, rain and essentially the river, symbolise the building of a nation and the repair of Indigenous and non-Indigenous race relations. Aristotle’s theory of catharsis is deconstructed and built upon using Indigenous philosophies and intercultural dialogue to explore ideas about relationship building as a spiritual journey connected to the textual directions of the landscape.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.17456/SIMPLE-46   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
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