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Australian poetry : romanticism and negativity

Author: Paul Kane
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a comprehensive and original reading of Australian poetry from colonial times to the present, through the dual lenses of Romanticism and negativity. Kane argues that the absence of a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Kane
ISBN: 0521432391 9780521432399 0521438241 9780521438247
OCLC Number: 154364210
Notes: CIP confirmed.
CIP changed: formerly had different subject package.
Description: viii, 256 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: framing the question: 'What is Australian poetry'?; Part I. Origins and Absences: 1. The absence of romanticism; 2. Poetic origins and negativity; Part II. Reinventing Romanticism: 3. Charles Harpur and the myth of origins; 4. Henry Kendall's negations; 5. Christopher Brennan and the allegory of poetic power; Part III. Visionary Negativity: 6. Nihilism in Kenneth Slessor; 7. A. D. Hope and romantic displacement; 8. Ern Malley: the mystic and the demystified; Part IV. Evasions and Convergences: A Negative Romanticism: 9. Judith Wright and silence; 10. Gwen Harwood and capable negativity; 11. Les Murray and poetry's otherworld; Conclusion: the negative strain in Australian Romanticism; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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