Beyond Capricornia: Ambiguous Promise in Alexis Wright


The article discusses the polarised response to Wright’s work. The author argues that it is Wright’s ‘blend of realism and the visionary that marks the ambiguity and the promise of her creative work’ (60).

Published 1 May 2009 in Volume 24 No. 1. Subjects: Aboriginal Australians - Literary portrayal, Aboriginal women writers, Critical reception, Postcolonial literature & writers, Alexis Wright.

Cite as: Sharrad, Paul. ‘Beyond Capricornia: Ambiguous Promise in Alexis Wright.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 24, no. 1, 2009, doi: 10.20314/als.299450cf39.