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Search for Meaning in the Australian Novel

Armbruster, Christoph

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ISBN 10: 3631441851 / ISBN 13: 9783631441855
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Title: Search for Meaning in the Australian Novel

Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH

Binding: Soft cover

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Series: European University Studies. Num Pages: 220 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; DSK. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 210 x 148. Weight in Grams: 300. . 1991. Perfect Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9783631441855

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Synopsis: This thesis grew out of an epistemological interest centered on the search for meaning in literature, and out of a reading of Australian novels. Reaching beyond signification, the creation of meaning in literature refers to the significance a text acquires for the recipient's existence. The potential of this meaningfulness fluctuates between a process of explanation, of uncovering hidden meaning, and deception. Assuming that this range is best demonstrated in the literary treatment of negative experiences in human existence, of pain and suffering, we analyse how Australian novelists and critics set paradigms of meaning against the «Non-Sense» in experienced reality, who and what the agents of meaningfulness in Australian literature are, how they relate to each other and how they affect our reading experience.

About the Author: The Author: Christoph Armbruster was born in Freiburg/Germany in 1954. He studied English at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt, McMaster-University in Hamilton/Canada and the University of Queensland/Australia. After his graduation in 1980 he worked as coordinator for Frankfurt-University in an educational project in Lagos/Nigeria. Since his return he has taught English at private schools in England and Germany.

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