Academic journal article Australian Literary Studies

Books Received

Academic journal article Australian Literary Studies

Books Received

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Blainey, Geoffrey, ed. and intro. Henry Lawson. Melbourne: Text Publishing, 2002. Collection of twenty-one stories and seven poems, with an introductory essay `A Genius to the Fingertips' (25pp).

Jacobs, Lyn. Against the Grain: Beverley Farmer's Writing. St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 2001. UQP Studies in Australian Literature. Chapters examine each of Farmer's novels, her poetry, and recent writing.

Meyrick, Julian. See How it Runs: Nimrod and the New Wave Theatre. Sydney: Currency Press, 2002. Study of Sydney' s Nimrod theatre, 1970-1987.

Pender, Anne. Christina Stead: Satirist. Altona: Common Ground Publishing, in Association with the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, 2002. ASAL Literary Series. Argues that Stead belongs in a tradition of satire that dates back to the classical era, and that satire itself is an important form of cultural critique.

Pollak, Michael, and Margaret MacNabb. Days Never Done: The Life and Work of Hesba Fay Brinsmead. Woollahra: Unity Press, 2002. Biography of a major Australian teen fiction writer, whose novels included Pastures of the Blue Crane and Longtime Passing. …

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