Malouf’s An Imaginary Life

  • Hasti Abbasi


Malouf’s romantic perspective of Australians’ sense of marginality involves the reconsideration of Australia as a place where individuals can become reconciled with their surroundings through the experience of exclusion and exile. To Malouf, the suffering of exile can be healed when past and present homes co-exist happily without exiles attempting to ascribe complete truth and superiority to themselves in relation to social and political power, and deceit and inferiority to outsiders. He pays careful attention to the creative connection between language and nature by representing the means in which landscape reflects the various phases of self-understanding.


Exile Romantic writing Ideology Imagination Nature Metamorphoses 


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  • Hasti Abbasi
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  1. 1.Griffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia

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