Ambivalence, Absence and Loss in David Malouf’s Remembering Babylon


‘In this essay I aim to acknowledge the efficacy of the liberal humanist discourse in Remembering Babylon, whilst interrogating some of its more problematic aspects. In particular, I want to examine the implications of the notion of “shared suffering” by discussing Malouf’s representation of non-indigenous trauma’ (70).

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Published 1 June 2009 in Volume 24 No. 2. Subjects: Aboriginal Australians - Literary portrayal, Aboriginal-White relations, Historical fiction, Humanism, David Malouf.

Cite as: Jones, Jo. ‘Ambivalence, Absence and Loss in David Malouf’s Remembering Babylon.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 24, no. 2, 2009, doi: 10.20314/als.9956296dce.