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  • War and race in C. K. Stead's Talking about O'Dwyer
    Maver, Igor, 1960-
    C. K. Stead's novel Talking about O'Dwyer is a complex narrative mixture of realistic and metafictional elements on several levels. One of the narrative levels of the novel refers to World War II, ... when Donovan O'Dwyer as a Pakeha - a white New Zealander and commanding officer in the Maori' battalion of the New Zealand division, loses one of his men in the battle for Crete. The Maori Joe Panapa dies in unclear circumstances, which causes his family to pronounce a curse - a makutu - on O'Dwyer. The novel is important as an indictment of war per se, showing it to be a collective madness having consequences for the life destinies of every single individual caught in it. World War II and the independence war in Croatia in the 1990s are minutely described and juxtaposed: both brought to the people, as all wars do, suffering and death, and have radically changed and marked their lives and relationships.
    Vir: Journal of language, literature and culture. - ISSN 2051-2856 (Vol. 62, no. 3, Dec. 2015, str. 176-181)
    Vrsta gradiva - članek, sestavni del ; neleposlovje za odrasle
    Leto - 2015
    Jezik - angleški
    COBISS.SI-ID - 59219810