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Alexis Wright

Autor(a) de Carpentaria

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About the Author

Alexis Wright is the author of Carpentaria which won a Northern Territory Literary Award in the Essay category 2015. She also won a 2015 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship worth $160,000 over two years for this same title. She made the finalist for the Melbourne Prize for Literature 2015. Her title mostrar mais The Swan Book made the shortlist for the 2016 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature in the fiction category. Her collective memoir, Tracker (2017), won the 2018 Stella Prize and 2018 Magarey Medal. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Associated Works

Macquarie Pen Anthology of Aboriginal Literature (2008) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
This All Come Back Now (2022) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Skins: Contemporary Indigenous Writing (2000) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Wright, Alexis
Data de nascimento
1950
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
Australia
País (no mapa)
Australia
Local de nascimento
Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
Locais de residência
Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Ocupações
novelist
short-story writer
essayist
researcher
Organizações
University of Western Sydney
Prémios e menções honrosas
Creative Australia Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature (2023)

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Alexis Wright is an indigenous Australian, from the Waanyi people.

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Het verhaal gaat over de aboriginals en over het wegdrukken van aboriginals. Het is wat ze noemen "beeldend" beschreven, maar op mij kwam het wat chaotisch over. Soms worden er beelden opgeroepen waar ik helemaal niets mee kan omdat ze niet passend zijn in de context van het verhaal. Ook zit er geen logica in het verhaal. Dat de vrouw met de toekomstige president trouwt wordt niet erg uitgediept. je zou toch een zekere relatie of verwantschap verwachten. Ook blijft de aboriginal president nogal zwart/wit in mijn ogen. Kortom, ik was enigszins teleurgesteld door dit boek, ondanks dat de problematiek interessant is.… (mais)
 
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Pieter_Goldhoorn | 7 outras críticas | Dec 21, 2023 |
This is a difficult novel to parse, but it is well worth the effort. Wright has done something truly unique here, bridging the "White" Australian world with the "Waanyi" Australian world. Individual sentences will simultaneously check every box of beautifully written Western literary fiction and plop readers into the dream world of Waanyi magical realism. Vocabulary of both, worldviews of both, combine into a saga not only of a family but of a town caught between cultures. There's a lot here; it's long, and it's a slow read. It's also truly immersive. I learned a lot about the unique Australian postcolonial landscape and the Waanyi culture's experience contemplating (white) modernity. I also enjoyed the story.… (mais)
 
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sparemethecensor | 11 outras críticas | Jul 17, 2023 |
I actually only got about 50 pages in, but it never captured me. way too much stream of consciousness combined with cultural references that I just couldn't pick up.
 
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zizabeph | 7 outras críticas | May 7, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
9
Also by
4
Membros
858
Popularidade
#29,814
Avaliação
½ 3.5
Críticas
25
ISBN
72
Línguas
4
Marcado como favorito
1

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