Vincent Buckley : shaping the book

McLaren, John (2010) Vincent Buckley : shaping the book. Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature. ISSN 1833-6027


Contains a biography of Vincent Buckley, an Australian born poet of Irish ancestral origins. McLaren’s decision to write Buckley's biography arose from a series of projects McLaren had undertaken in relation to the generation of radicals who arrived in Australian universities after the second world war. The reasons for this interest were largely autobiographical — these were the giants who had shaped the social and intellectual life of the university McLaren entered in 1951. McLaren’s interest was however historical - what influences had shaped them, what accounted for the differences in their responses, what the effects of these were, particularly on literature and literary culture in Australia.

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Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
Current > Collections > McLaren Papers
Keywords literature, poets, poetry, biographies, Australia, Irish community, Melbourne, radicals, Catholicism, communism, literary criticism, cultural identity, novels, MCLAREN-BOXVB4-DOC3
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