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Bad tempered democrats, biased Australians: socialist realism, Overland and the Australian legend

McLaren, John (2001) Bad tempered democrats, biased Australians: socialist realism, Overland and the Australian legend. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Contains a paper on the establishment of Overland, an Australian literary journal publishing literature, politics, history, memoir, fiction, poetry and reviews since 1954. In many ways, Overland is the child, or at least the grandchild, of Power Without Glory. The form of publishing the novel suggested to Hardy the idea of a movement of worker-writers, based in their workplaces but constructing their own apparatus of publication and distribution. From this came the Melbourne Realist Writers Group and its publication, The Realist Writer. And from The Realist Writer in 1954 came Overland. Its motto, ‘Temper democratic, bias Australian', proclaimed both its radical nationalist aspirations and its adherence to the tradition of Australian writing represented by Joseph Furphy, from whose work the motto was adapted.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: literature, literary journalism, politics, radical nationalist movement, literary criticism, Australian culture, MCLAREN-BOXD13-DOC2
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1606 Political Science
FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
Collections > McLaren Papers
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2011 02:51
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2015 06:46
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/17584
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