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The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature

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A comprehensive account of Australian literature from the first settlement in 1788 to the current day, this book represents the most important achievements in Australian poetry, drama, and fiction as well as non-fictional prose--journals, diaries, biographies, and autobiographies--and details the impact on the writing caused by those historical events that often serve as a work's theme. More than 3,000 informative entries cover subjects such as transportation, exploration, gold discoveries, bushranging, and outback ethos, all of which played a part in the development of the continent's literature as did the pervasive presence and influence of the Aboriginal culture.

Entries range from lengthy articles on special topics to brief factual paragraphs explaining words or references. Also provided is information and reference sources on important past and contemporary writers as well as anything and everything that may have influenced their development: the growth of publishing and periodicals; the impact of movements such as nationalism, racialism, and feminism; and the contributions made by booksellers, critics, and literary associations. A major new Oxford Companion, this book makes an intriguing new genre of literature accessible to all readers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195532739
Author:
Wilde, Bill
Author:
Wilde, William H.
Author:
null, Joy
Author:
Andrews, Barry
Author:
null, Barry
Author:
Joy Hooton
Author:
null, William H.
Author:
Wilde, W. H.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Melbourne ;
Series:
Oxford Reference
Series Volume:
issue 1 (May 1992)
Publication Date:
19910919
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
772
Dimensions:
2.80 in.

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History and Social Science » Literary History » Australia and New Zealand

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