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A history of Australian literature

Author: K L Goodwin
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1986.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K L Goodwin
ISBN: 0312375476 9780312375478 0312011350 9780312011352
OCLC Number: 12664317
Description: ix, 322 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The nature of Australian literature --
The first hundred years of colonization. Colonial beginnings ; Charles Harpur and some early novelists ; Kingsley, Kendall and Gordon ; Marcus Clarke ; Other novelists --
The Bulletin school. Founding of the Bulletin ; Henry Lawson and Barbara Baynton ; 'Banjo' Paterson ; Some writers for children ; Joseph Furphy ; Miles Franklin ; Christopher Brennan --
National self-definition. Suburban life ; Theatre ; 'Henry Handel Richardson' ; Nationalism and internationalism : Mary Gilmore and the Norman Lindsay coterie ; Some social realists : Prichard, Palmer and others --
New reputations of the 1920s and 1930s. John Shaw Neilson and Kenneth Slessor ; Martin Boyd ; Christina Stead ; Xavier Herbert --
Major new voices of the 1930s and 1940s. R.D. FitzGerald ; A.D. Hope ; Judith Wright ; James McAuley --
The last decades of the 'old' Bulletin. Douglas Stewart ; Other poets ; Short-story writers ; Hal Porter ; Other fiction-writers --
Symbolic and social-realist fiction. Patrick White as novelist ; White's stories and plays ; Other novelists, including best-sellers ; Children's writers ; Novelists of social comment --
Mid-century directions. Prose writers ; The renaissance of drama ; David Williamson ; Other playwrights ; Poets : Buckley, Harwood and others ; Les A. Murray ; Bruce Dawe ; David Malouf --
The generation of the 1960s. Poets ; Thomas Keneally ; Novelists of poetic texture : Stow, Koch, McDonald ; Absurdist novelists : Ireland, Foster and others ; Satirical and domestic novelists ; Writers of short fiction : Moorhouse and others ; Novelists of the later 1970s --
The uniqueness of recent writing. Aboriginal writers ; Writers of non-English-speaking background ; Newly emerging writers ; Publishing outlets.
Responsibility: Kenneth Goodwin.

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