Editor's Preface; Author's Introduction; Section I: Autobiography and Travel; 1. In No Strange Land: Sections of a Memoir; 2. The Food of the Gods; 3. Australian Journeys; 4. Maps and Stories; Section II: Geopolitics and Postcolonial Studies; 5. Queries for Postcolonial Studies; 6. The Eagle, the Olive Branch, and the Dream: Changing Perceptions of America in the World; 7. A Terrible Simplicity Is Born: Fifteen Rocks in the Garden of Violence; 8. Changelings in Janglish: Or How Australian Is It?; Section III: Postmodernism and Beyond; 9. Beyond Postmodernism: Towards an Aesthetic of Trust; 10. Realism Redux: A Postmodern Perspective; 11. Postmodernism? A Self-Interview; Section IV: Spirit, Truth, Trust, and the Void; 12. The Expense of Spirit in Postmodern Times: Between Nihilism and Belief; 13. The Authority of the Void; 14. The Eureka File: The Roles of Belief, Chance, and the Void in Innovation; 15. The Way We Have Become: A Surfeit of Seeming Envoy: Empty Attachment, a Story; Index.