Title

Inspire, expire: Masculinity, mortality and meaning in Tim Winton's Breath

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

Tim Winton's latest novel and winner of the Miles Franklin award Breath (2009) is investigated here within a framework of theistic existentialism alongside a critique of masculinities in the Australian context. This novel presents a particular take on hegemonic masculinity and this dovetails neatly, I argue, with a continuum of spiritual consciousness and responsiveness drawn up by Danish creative writer and theological maverick, Soren Kierkegaard (1811-1855).

School/Institute

School of Arts

Document Type

Journal Article

Access Rights

ERA Access

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