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Author Birns, Nicholas, author.

Title Contemporary Australian literature : a world not yet dead / Nicholas Birns.

Publication Info. The University Of Sydney, N.S.W. : Sydney University Press, 2015.


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Series Sydney studies in Australian literature
Sydney studies in Australian literature.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Australia has been seen as a land of both punishment and refuge. Australian literature has explored these controlling alternatives, and vividly rendered the landscape on which they transpire. Twentieth-century writers left Australia to see the world; now Australia's distance no longer provides sanctuary. But today the global perspective has arrived with a vengeance. In Contemporary Australian Literature: A World Not Yet Dead, Nicholas Birns tells the story of how novelists, poets and critics, from Patrick White to Hannah Kent, from Alexis Wright to Christos Tsiolkas, responded to this condition. With rancour, concern and idealism, modern Australian literature conveys a tragic sense of the past yet an abiding vision of the way forward. Birns paints a vivid picture of a rich Australian literary voice - one not lost to the churning of global markets, but in fact given new life by it.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Exiles' writings -- History and criticism.
Expatriate authors -- Australia.
Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Australian literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and literary studies.
Literature: history and criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Australian & Oceanian.
Australian literature. (OCoLC)fst00821454
Authors, Australian. (OCoLC)fst00821807
Exiles' writings. (OCoLC)fst00918152
Expatriate authors. (OCoLC)fst00918315
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Birns, Nicholas. Contemporary Australian literature. The University Of Sydney, N.S.W. : Sydney University Press, 2015 9781743324363 1743324367 (OCoLC)917890065
ISBN 9781743324783 (electronic bk.)
1743324782 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000055141933
AU@ 000062487041
CHNEW 000950753
CHVBK 483516465
GBVCP 1008664618
GBVCP 896606147

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