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Analysing Patricia Grace – a warning

May 8, 2012

Patricia Grace’s “apparently straightforward plots, clear diction, and nearly transparent prose make her fiction seem relatively uncomplicated,” warns Mariam Fuchs (quoted p14 Pistacchi) “Because nothing blatant provokes the smooth surface of Grace’s plots, critics do not feel compelled to marshal theoretical apparatus but rather assume that attention to the storyline is an adequate approach.”

Ref: Ann Katherine Pistacchi (2009) Spiralling Subversions: The Politics of Maori Cultural Survivance in the Recent Critical Fictions of Patricia Grace, Paula Morris, and Kelly Ana Morey. PhD thesis, University of Auckland: Auckland. (freely available online)


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