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McLaren, John (1972) Australian literature. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Contains a study on the Australian writing, examining its features and motifs. The mainstream of tradition in Australian literature since the 1890's has usually been seen as being nationalist, democratic and realist. Before this time, writers were concerned with the exotic and the utopian, but in general they continued to see this country through European eyes, either socially or topographically. But once Lawson and Paterson arrived in the pages of the Bulletin, the bushman joined the bush and Australian literature was born. The values of outbackery reigned from that time until Patrick White started to question them with a view which was both more realistic and more visionary than any of his predecessors.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australian literature, utopianism, vitalism, literary realism, fiction, novels, MCLAREN-BOXB17-DOC2
Subjects: FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
Collections > McLaren Papers
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2011 01:09
Last Modified: 24 May 2013 04:12
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/17332
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