Review of Territorial Disputes: Maps and Mapping Strategies in Contemporary Canadian and Australian Fiction, by Graham Huggan, and Identifying Australia in Postmodern Times, edited by Livio Dobrez.

Comparative studies can be disastrously seductive. Allured by the opportunity to construct an edifice of one's own, critics may find it difficult to resist the temptation to create an elegant superstructure at the expense of the building materials. Individual texts sometimes emerge unrecognisable on the upper floors of a theory's dazzling skyscraper. Graham Huggan courts the dangers without falling for the traps: Territorial Disputes is a tour de force - exciting to witness and a pleasure to read.

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Published 1 October 1995 in Volume 17 No. 2. Subjects: Henry Lawson.

Cite as: Frost, Lucy. ‘Review of Territorial Disputes: Maps and Mapping Strategies in Contemporary Canadian and Australian Fiction, by Graham Huggan, and Identifying Australia in Postmodern Times, edited by Livio Dobrez..’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 17, no. 2, 1995. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.768c8c55d3.