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Wevers 4: The totalitarian history of Dreamhunter

March 25, 2011

Daylight - Knox

“Some of the dream functions mobilise a familiar totalitarian history. The great dreamhunter, Laura’s father Tziga Hame, specialises in dreams for the rehabilitation of prisoners. These dreams are so important and terrifying that when he has caught one he is escorted to the prison in a Special Train, rattling over the railway bridges at night while the frightened population keeps well away. Coal Bay is a lightly fictionalised version of Golden Bay and Farewell Spit. Inside this geography is The Place, like a fold in a map, which opens into a futurist, blasted landscape.”

p196 (my emphasis) Lydia Wevers (2007) “Fold in the map: figuring modernity in Gail Jones’s Dreams of Speaking and Elizabeth Knox’s Dreamhunter.” Australian Literary Studies (23:2) 2007, 187-98.

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