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The Cambridge history of Australian literature / edited by Peter Pierce
Bib ID 4557384
Format BookBook
Description Cambridge [England] ; Port Melbourne, Vic. : Cambridge University Press, 2009 
x, 612 p. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 9780521881654
Series

Cambridge history of literature

The Cambridge history of literature

Summary

Draws on scholarship from leading figures in the field and spans Australian literary history from colonial origins, indigenous and migrant literatures, as well as representations of Asia and the Pacific and the role of literary culture in modern Australian society.

Full contents
  • From European imaginings of Australia to the end of the colonial period
  • Britain's Australia
  • Beginnings of literature in colonial Australia
  • Early writings by indigenous Australians
  • Australian colonial poetry, 1788-1888: claiming the future, restoring the past
  • No place for a book? Fiction in Australia to 1890
  • Romantic aftermaths
  • From the late nineteenth century to 1950
  • Australia's Australia
  • Short story, 1890's to 1950
 
Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography p.568 - 584.

Subjects Australian literature - History and criticism.
Other authors/contributors Pierce, Peter, 1950-
Also Titled

Australian literature

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