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The Australian Novel 1830-1980

A Thematic Introduction

by John Scheckter (Author)
Others 276 Pages

Summary

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.

Details

Pages
276
ISBN (PDF)
9781453910054
Language
English
Publication date
2012 (August)
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1998. 276 pp.

Biographical notes

John Scheckter (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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