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From mateship to misanthropy : Henry Handel Richardson, Katharine Susannah Prichard, Xavier Herbert

McLaren, John (1978) From mateship to misanthropy : Henry Handel Richardson, Katharine Susannah Prichard, Xavier Herbert. In: The dream and the reality. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Contains the fourth chapter of The Dream and the Reality, an unpublished literary work by John McLaren on the study of the realist tradition in Australian fiction. The purpose of McLaren’s study is to explore the attitude of Australians to their country which has always been ambiguous, and show how some Australian fiction writers reacted to this particular experience and environment, how they have treated the dream and how they have dealt with reality. The world of each of the writers discussed in this chapter – Prichard, Richardson and Herbert, is recognisably that of Clarke, Lawson and Furphy. Like the earlier writers, they are concerned with life as it is now rather than with metaphysical implications.

Item Type: Book Section
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Date is approximate. Fourth chapter of The Dream and the Reality covers pages 114-171.
Table of contents of The Dream and the Reality is available at http://vuir.vu.edu.au/17222/

Uncontrolled Keywords: Australian literature, literary realism, fiction, literary traditions, MCLAREN-BOXB15-DOC6
Subjects: FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
Collections > McLaren Papers
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2011 21:18
Last Modified: 24 May 2013 04:12
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/17224
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