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Amnesia road : landscape, violence and memory / by Luke Stegemann.

Amnesia road : landscape, violence and memory / by Luke Stegemann.
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Adult Non-Fiction   Port Macquarie . On Loan . 13 Jul 2021
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Record Number 657950
ISBN 9781742236728
Author Stegemann, Luke
Title Amnesia road : landscape, violence and memory / by Luke Stegemann.
Publication details Sydney, NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2021.
Pagination etc. 284 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Summary Note How vast then is forgetting - of language, of places, of the dead? Are these even things that can be measured? They are not - but they can be described. Amnesia Road is a powerful literary consideration of historic violence in two different parts of the world, the seldom-visited mulga plains of south-west Queensland and the backroads of rural Andalusia. It is also an unashamed celebration of the landscapes where this violence - frontier conflict and civil war - has been carried out. Australian Hispanist Luke Stegemann uncovers neglected history and its victims and asks where such forgotten people can find a place in contemporary debates around history, nationality, guilt and identity. Stegemann writes powerfully about these landscapes, finding threads of forgotten history, particularly the brutal murderous Indigenous history that is so often deliberately ignored and the mass killings of civilians in the Spanish Civil War, in Andalusia and Cadiz in particular. Characterised by beautiful, lush writing that remains unflinching, this book prompts us to consider traumatic history and the places where it unfolded in new ways.
Subject Australians -- Spain -- History -- 20th century
Violence -- Australia -- History
Violence -- Spain -- History
Australia -- Relations -- Spain
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Participation, Australian
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