Powers we pretend to understand: Anna Funder's All That I Am

Lea, Bronwyn (2012) Powers we pretend to understand: Anna Funder's All That I Am. The Conversation, .

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Author Lea, Bronwyn
Title Powers we pretend to understand: Anna Funder's All That I Am
Journal name The Conversation
Publication date 2012-06-20
Sub-type Creative work
Open Access Status
Total pages 2
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher The Conversation Media Trust
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Subject Original Creative Work - Textual work
Formatted abstract
MILES FRANKLIN REVIEW: The winner of the 2012 Miles Franklin Award will be announced this week. In preparation, The Conversation brings you academic reviews of the five novels shortlisted for Australia’s biggest literary prize.

“When Hitler came to power I was in the bath.” The sentence shocks with its indulgence - the bather’s husband is in the kitchen crushing limes for mojitos - as it conjures the vulnerability of naked flesh against the army of jackboots that are about to descend upon Europe.

It also happens to be the first sentence of Anna Funder’s debut novel, All That I Am, which has had a busy time of late garnering literary awards and accolades...
Keyword Australian literature
Miles Franklin Award
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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