Australian Novel, 1830-1980: A Thematic Introduction

Australian Novel, 1830-1980: A Thematic Introduction

by John Scheckter



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Australian Novel, 1830-1980: A Thematic Introduction by John Scheckter

This volume introduces the reader to a powerful and rewarding territory: the Australian novel. Both drawing from and rebelling against the power of Europe. Australian writers asserted from the beginning that experience «down under» demands thorough observation and thoughtful expression. Exploration of the vast land, framed by the horrors of penal establishment and challenged by encounters with Aboriginal cultures, produced novels of irony and expectation, cynicism and celebration - works that demonstrate the flexibility and unflinching clarity that remain characteristically Australian down to the postcolonial present.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820437927
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/28/1998
Series: Studies of World Literature in English
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

The Author: John Scheckter received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa and teaches at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. He has published a number of works on Australian and other postcolonial literatures.

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