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The Cambridge Companion to Australian Literature / Edition 1
     

The Cambridge Companion to Australian Literature / Edition 1

by Elizabeth Webby
 

ISBN-10: 0521658438

ISBN-13: 9780521658430

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book introduces in a lively and succinct way the major writers, literary movements, styles and genres that, at the beginning of a new century, are seen as constituting the field of Australian literature. The book consciously takes a perspective that sees literary works not as aesthetic objects created in isolation by unique individuals, but as cultural

Overview

This book introduces in a lively and succinct way the major writers, literary movements, styles and genres that, at the beginning of a new century, are seen as constituting the field of Australian literature. The book consciously takes a perspective that sees literary works not as aesthetic objects created in isolation by unique individuals, but as cultural products influenced and constrained by the social, political and economic circumstances of their times. It will be an indispensable reference for both national and international readers. It covers Indigenous texts, colonial writing and reading, poetry, fiction and theater throughout two centuries, biography and autobiography, and literary criticism in Australia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521658430
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Elizabeth Webby; Chronology; 1. Indigenous texts and narratives Penny van Toorn; 2. Colonial writers and readers Elizabeth Webby; 3. Poetry from the 1890s to 1970 Michael Ackland; 4. Fiction from 1900 to 1970 Kerryn Goldsworthy; 5. Theatre from 1788 to the 1960s Richard Fotheringham; 6. Contemporary poetry: across party lines David McCooey; 7. New narrations: contemporary fiction Delys Bird; 8. New stages: contemporary theatre May-Brit Akerholt; 9. From biography to autobiography Gillian Whitlock; 10. Critics, writers, intellectuals: Australian literature and its criticism David Carter; Further reading; Index.

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