McLaren, John (1978) Notes. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)


Contains research notes for The Dream and the Reality, an unpbulished literary work by John McLaren on the study of the realist tradition in Australian fiction. The purpose of McLaren’s study was 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.

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Date is approximate. Table of contents of The Dream and the Reality is available at

Item type Other
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
Current > Collections > McLaren Papers
Keywords Australian literature, literary realism, fiction, novels, MCLAREN-BOXB15-DOC11
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