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1 The Boredom and Futility of War in Patrick White's Fiction Annalisa Pes , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Le Simplegadi , April no. 15 2016; (p. 65-73)
This article investigates the representation of war in terms of uselessness and waste in the fiction of Patrick White, with a particular emphasis on the short story “After Alep”, written in 1945 when the writer was enrolled in the RAF as an Intelligence Officer. By analysing the story in the light of White’s approach to the war as to “the most horrifying and wasteful period” of his life (Marr 1992: 493), the article attempts to demonstrate how the narrative devices used by White contribute to demythologize the rhetoric of the war and of war heroes in a way that may be instrumental in conveying a message of peace out of the ultimate sense of futility transmitted by any war.
1 Telling Stories of Colonial Encounters: Kate Grenville’s The Secret River, The Lieutenant and Sarah Thornhill Annalisa Pes , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Postcolonial Text , vol. 11 no. 2 2016;
'The essay examines the fundamental role of storytelling in the different colonial encounters portrayed by Kate Grenville in her historical-based trilogy: The Secret River (2005), The Lieutenant (2008) and Sarah Thornhill (2011). Starting from Grenville’s assertion that the clash between settlers and Aborigines originated mainly from the “tragic inability to communicate across a gulf of culture,” the essay observes how in the three novels communication and, conversely, incommunicability and miscommunication, both between Europeans (or, later, white Australians) and Indigenous Australians and among Europeans themselves, play a fundamental role in establishing, or failing to establish, relationships and in creating, or in trying to solve, conflicts. The importance of storytelling is investigated in its function of (re)definition of identity and as a necessary step in the process of reconciliation.'
1 Untitled Annalisa Pes , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia , vol. 5 no. 1 2014;

— Review of Biography of a Book : Henry Lawson's While the Billy Boils Paul Eggert , 2013 single work criticism ; While the Billy Boils : The Original Newspaper Versions Henry Lawson , 2013 selected work short story

This new scholarly edition by Professor Paul Eggert of Henry Lawson’s most famous collection of short stories While the Billy Boils, originally published by Angus and Robertson in 1896, is supplemented by a monographic companion study, Biography of a Book, in which Eggert investigates the phases of production, distribution and reception of the book and meticulously traces the editorial and critical fortunes of the stories and sketches included in the collection, from their earliest single appearance in local colonial newspapers and magazines since the late 1880s, to the several 20th-century editions and selections, until the latest commercial printings in the first decade of the present century. [From the journal's webpage]

1 Damnation or Salvation? Journeys into Madness in Henry Lawson and Patrick White's Short Stories Annalisa Pes , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Ex-centric Writing : Essays on Madness in Postcolonial Fiction 2013; (p. 153-176)
1 y separately published work icon Ex-centric Writing : Essays on Madness in Postcolonial Fiction Susanna Zinato (editor), Annalisa Pes (editor), Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Press , 2013 6986551 2013 anthology criticism

A collection of essays on postcolonial writing from Africa, the Caribbean, and Australia.

Only those essays relating to Australian literature have been individually indexed.

1 Indigenous Representations in K. S Prichard and Sia Figiel's Short Fiction Annalisa Pes , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Drops of Light Coalescing : Studies for Maria Teresa Bindella 2010; (p. 199-210)
'The focus is on the representations of indigenous cultures and customs in Katharine Susannah Prichard's short fiction (1929-1959) and in Sia Figiel's short story cycle Where We Once Belonged (1996). If the white Australian writer's narratives interpret the Aboriginal perspective, Samoan Sia Figiel, instead, tells her stories from the point of view of her own people. The paper aims at investigating the different narrative modes and emotional approaches of two writers, removed in place and time, prompted by diverse, but converging, reasons to denounce the effects of white colonization on native peoples. Prichard's commitment to socialism and realist writing determined her passionate involvement in the Aboriginal cause and her dealing with the problematic issues of exploitation and power structures. On the other hand, Figiel's indigenous voice, modulated through the typically South Pacific structure of su'ifefiloi, conveys a composite oral heritage meant to contrast western cultural impositions, and to assert the natives' right to tell their own stories in their own words.' (283)
1 y separately published work icon Sermoni, amori e misteri : il racconto coloniale australiano al femminile, 1845-1902 Annalisa Pes , Naples : Liguori Editore , 2009 Z1786727 2009 single work criticism
1 'Flaws in the Glass' : Patrick White's Selves Annalisa Pes , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Protean Forms of Life Writing : Auto/Biography in English, 1680-2000 2008; (p. 75-90)

'Flaws in the Glass, by Australian Nobel laureate Patrick White, ostensibly an autobiography, is offered to the reading public as a self-portrait. In my paper I do not intend to go deep into the matter of technical distinctions between different forms of autobiography, but a few remarks need to be made on the subtitle of this autobiographical narrative accompanying its metaphorical title as a tell-tale definition of the author holding up the mirror to himself and to the teacher.' (p. 75)

1 Coping with a Man's World : Women in Henry Handel Richardson and Kate Grenville's Short Stories Annalisa Pes , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Theory and Practice of the Short Story : Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific 2006; (p. 129-141)
1 y separately published work icon Stories That Keep on Rising to the Surface : i racconti di Patrick White Annalisa Pes , Verona : Universita di Verona. Dipartimento di Anglistica , 2003 Z1130147 2003 single work criticism
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