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2017 | 14/2 | 103-119

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Voicing the Maori issue: Patricia Grace’s Small Holes in the Silence: Short Stories


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Głos w kwestii maoryskiej: Small Holes in the Silence Patricii Grace

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Patricia Grace is one of the authors whose career began during the Maori Renaissance, attempting to voice the problems of Maori people. Similarly to her previous works, the short stories included in the collection Small Holes in the Silence: Short Stories provide an overview of the human condition in the contemporary world, with special attention paid to Maori society. Grace provides the readers with a glimpse of the lives of ordinary Maori people in precarious situations. Her stories are pervaded with silence. The use of omission and understatement is combined with the introduction of passive characters whose worlds are filled with the secret, the unknown or the void.
Patricia Grace należy do autorów, których kariera rozpoczęła się podczas renesansu maoryskiego. Podobnie jak w przypadku wcześniejszych prac, opowiadania Patricii Grace opublikowane w zbiorze Small Holes in the Silence: Short Stories przedstawiają zarys kondycji człowieka we współczesnym świecie, ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem społeczności maoryskiej. Opowiadania napisane przez Grace przepełnione są ciszą. Użycie pominięcia i niedopowiedzenia splatają się z wprowadzeniem biernych postaci, których światy wypełnione są tym, co tajemnicze, nieznane lub puste. Grace pozwala czytelnikom rzucić okiem na życie zwykłych Maorysów znajdujących się w sytuacjach zagrożenia.





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  • Uniwersytet Gdański


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