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A companion to Australian literature since 1900

Author: Nicholas Birns; Rebecca McNeer
Publisher: Rochester, N.Y. : Camden House, 2007.
Series: Camden House companion volumes.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a fresh look at Australian literature, taking a broad view of what literature is and viewing it with Australian cultural and societal concerns in mind. It goes beyond Eurocentric ideas of national literary history to reveal the full, resplendent variety of Australian writing.
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Companion to Australian literature since 1900.
Rochester, N.Y. : Camden House, 2007
(OCoLC)608139843
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Birns; Rebecca McNeer
ISBN: 9781571133496 1571133496 9781571134714 1571134719
OCLC Number: 144222494
Description: xii, 477 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Nicholas Birns and Rebecca McNeer --
Part 1: Identities --
1:Aboriginality since Mabo: Writing, Politics, and Art / Ali Gumillya Baker and Gus Worby --
2:Writing Aboriginality: Authors on "Being Aboriginal" / Anita Heiss --
3:From Empire to Nation: The Shifting Sands of Australian National Identity / Ruth Feingold --
4:Multicultural Writing in Australia / Wenche Ommundsen --
5:Jewish Writers in Australia / Susan Jacobowitz --
6:Asian-Australian Literature / Deborah L. Madsen --
7:The Demidenko Affair and Australian Hoaxes / Marguerite Nolan --
8:Australian Women's Writing from 1970 to 2005 / Tanya Dalziell --
Part 2: Writing Across Time --
9:Writing the Nation, 1900-1940 / Richard Carr --
10:Australian Poetry from Kenneth Slessor to Jennifer Strauss / Nicholas Birns --
11:Australian Poetry, 1970-2005 / David McCooey --
12:Australian Drama, 1900-1970 / Maryrose Casey --
13:Australian Drama since 1970 / Maryrose Casey --
Part 3: International Reputations --
14:Christina Stead / Brigid Rooney --
15:Patrick White / John Beston --
16:David Malouf / John Scheckter --
17:Les Murray / Werner Senn --
18:Peter Carey / Carolyn Bliss --
19:Gerald Murnane / Paul Genoni --
Part 4: Writers and Regions --
20:Tim Winton and Western Australian Writing / Lyn Jacobs --
21:Dorothy Hewett / Nicole Moore --
22:Xavier Herbert / Ouyang Yu --
23:Michael Wilding, Murray Bail, Rodney Hall, and Frank Moorhouse / Jaroslav Kušnír --
24:Trans-Tasman Literary Expatriates / Brigid Magner --
Part 5: Beyond the Canon --
25:Australian Science Fiction / Russell Blackford --
26:Popular Australian Writing / Toni Johnson-Woods --
27:Australian Film / Theodore F. Sheckels --
28:Australian Children's Literature / Alice Mills --
29:Environmental Themes in Australian Literature / Gary Clark --
30:Australian Gay and Lesbian Writing / Damien Barlow and Leigh Dale.
Series Title: Camden House companion volumes.
Responsibility: edited by Nicholas Birns and Rebecca McNeer.
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