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From the Islands : the construction of a regional literature in English in the South Pacific

This study is an exploration of South Pacific literature in English from the perspective of regionalism.Since the publication of Vincent Eri's The Crocodile in 1969, 'the first Pacific novel', a body of literature has emerged from the islands of the South West Pacific formerly under British, Australian and New Zealand control. This literature has attracted the rubric 'South Pacific'. But what is the meaning of such a descriptor? Is it merely a geographical or geopolitical designator? And does the literature exhibit common literary practices ...
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