Fragrance of night and the hybridisation of Indonesian crime fiction
Riwoe, Miranoi (2012) Fragrance of night and the hybridisation of Indonesian crime fiction. Masters by Research by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.
Miranoi Riwoe Thesis
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The novel manuscript Fragrance of Night is a crime novel set in Indonesia. Raymond Chan, struggling to deal with the death of his Australian wife, returns to his country of birth, Indonesia. Ostensibly he returns to attend his cousin Lee’s wedding but he is also in search of some meaning in his life. He is drawn into a local murder mystery, and with the help of a young, Javanese policeman, he is soon investigating suspects and motives. Raymond finds himself becoming increasingly enamoured with the main suspect, Lani, but ultimately, once the murder mystery is solved, Raymond loses her.
The exegesis examines crime fiction as a genre, in particular Indonesian crime fiction and notions of postcolonialism and hybridisation. Within this broader context, it analyses works by Indonesian crime fiction writer S Mara Gd, postcolonial crime fiction and novels written in English but set in ‘exotic’ locale. The formulation of my novel Fragrance of Night was informed by the examination of the machinations of hybridised crime fiction and the more general rules of the crime fiction genre.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (Masters by Research by Creative Works)|
|Keywords:||Postcolonial crime fiction, Indonesian crime fiction, hybridisation, crime fiction|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > Creative Writing & Literary Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||28 Jun 2013 00:27|
|Last Modified:||10 Nov 2015 05:03|
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